Photo: Model T's On Display Under The Big Top

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lance Sorenson, North Carolina on Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 01:31 pm:

This is on Ebay as a reproduction. Still, I would love to sit on that bench and dream.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 02:07 pm:

That looks like a county fair setting.

Herb


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 10:19 pm:

1923?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 07:26 am:

Herb,

It's either a county fair or a dealer with the lowest over head on record.
His sales office is fancy too!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 07:43 am:

It's a tent sale. Haven't you ever gone to your local dealer only to find there are no cars on the lot because they were all moved to some other location in town where they were having a tent sale for the weekend?:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:26 am:

Bottom Line Up Front: Assuming the cars are new cars, which they appear to be, then Fall 1922 would be a very likely date for the photo as they show the early 1923 Model T touring car with the early style top with the straight line front to back.

Additional details:

From: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1921-25H.htm Bruce (R.I.P.) has: The tops of the initial 1923-style Touring cars differed from the later production in that the lower edge line was straight from the windshield to the rear bow. After the first 100,000 cars, this line was modified to have a slight downward curve at the rear (dropping 2-5/8 inches at the rear bow), giving the car a lower appearance. This curved design was used in the styling of the Runabouts as well. If that was Sep 1922 --- they produced about 100,000 engines that month of course some went in enclosed cars, trucks, chassis, etc. but it would not take long to produce 100,000 tourings. So if the touring was new I would think the photo was taken sometime in the in the fall of 1922 [late summer if you use the other date mentioned below].
At: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1923.htm MODEL YEAR DATES: September 1922 to July 1923 which is a slightly later date than his comment on the other page which says:
The 1923 model year began in the late summer of 1922 with the introduction of the one-man top and the sloping windshield on the touring cars. These two changes gave the appearance of a new car but the basic body was the same as that used in 1921 and 1922. The Torpedo (Runabout) appeared a bit later in 1922 and the closed cars continued with no significant changes.
I would think late summer was Aug and not Sept but somewhere along in there the slant windshield one man to USA cars came out.

Respectfully submitted,

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