Ambulance #10 of the American Field Service

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 12:29 pm:

I was actually looking for a photograph of a 1914 Victor Tail Lamp -- which I haven’t found yet. If anyone has a photo of one of those please e-mail it or post it on the thread at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/365998.html?1370704231 If you click on my name it brings up my forum profile and my e-mail is the third line down. But I did run across the following photo which was located at: http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/memoir/Stevenson/flivver2.html



The caption reads: "AMBULANCE NO- 10," DRIVEN BY W. YORKE STEVENSON
IN 1916 ON THE SOMME AND AT VERDUN
One of the ten first Ambulances of the American Field Service.
The gift of Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, in 1915. Driven by Leslie Boswell in 1915 at Pont-à-Mousson

It appears to be from the book: “At the Front in a Flivver” by William York Stevenson copyright 1917 or so. At: http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/memoir/Stevenson/flivverTC.html#TC the intro says:
THIS is not a Treatise on the War. I know nothing about it. General Joffre never consulted me in developing his plans. It was rather careless on his part, but I'll try to forgive him. Nor did the German General Staff make, any special effort to obtain my views. Of course, it has been their loss. Therefore, this little book is merely a record of what one driver of a "Tin Lizzie" happened to see during some nine months spent on the Somme, around Verdun and in the Argonne.

It probably has been posted before – but I do not remember seeing it. And I would rather post it again than forget about it and not have it posted at all.

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 12:45 pm:

It is also featured in the book "Ambulance No. 10 Personal letters from the front" By Leslie Buswell. Both men were encouraged to publish books to help in recruiting drivers and sponsors.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 06:33 pm:

Hi Hap,

Sorry I don't have a picture of the 13-14 Victor tail lamp. I'm looking for the actual lamp for my project. If I ever find one I'll forward the info and pic. I'd appreciate any leads on locating one. Thanks again for all the information you collect and provide to all of us.

Dennis


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 06:50 pm:

The 1913 Victor tail lamp is quite different from the 1914 version. You can see the 1914 Victor tail lamp here:


http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/365998.html?1370711017


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 08:51 pm:

Dennis -- thanks for the encouraging words -- and good luck in finding your tail lamp.

Royce -- thanks for posting the photos. When I checked the usual places I find that sort of information (Bruce's Book, CD etc.) did not have it shown -- only listed.

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Sunday, June 09, 2013 - 08:44 am:

Royce,

Thanks for the reference to the 14 Victor tail lamp. I saw the other thread but didn't know if that was the correct one. Now I know what to look for. Too bad I didn't spot it on Ebay.

Dennis


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