Old Photo - Camping In Style In Their Ford

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Old Photo - Camping In Style In Their Ford
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 07:47 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 07:53 pm:

Pretty interesting old T. Check out the windshield mounted lights, the horn, and the front bumper, not to mention the whole body itself. I wonder what that emblem on the top of the radiator housing is? I don't see a crank.

Thanks again, Jay!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 08:37 pm:

The windshield mounted lights seam to be Stewart
"searchlights" with mirror on backside

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 12:18 am:

I believe that the emblem at the top of the radiator is TCT, Tin Can Tourist (?). Although that is not the logo they became known for. They were discussed in another thread recently.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/345333.html?1362318987

I looked through a few photos on one of the sites that was linked in that discussion. Some of the earlier photos had simpler logos.
I do not know for sure. Just speculating. Anyone know for sure?
Great photo, Jay, thank you for sharing!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Horlick in Penn Valley, CA on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 12:20 am:

Might be a Lamsteed Kampkar:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Kable on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 12:57 am:

Not a Lamsteed but similar design the photo was posted on the forum a while ago along with another showing it packed up with kids and dog inside.

It appears to be a home made body and the photo's originally came from Shorpy. I can't find the link maybe someone else can track it down.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Drew Wommack - Dallas, TX on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 11:09 am:

On another website a few days ago, a photo of this same family was posted with the following caption......'Dr. A.A. Foster and family of Dallas on an "auto-tourist" vacation in the vicinity of Washington DC, 1920.'



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 11:13 am:

Drew, Great detailed photo! Thanks for posting!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Horlick in Penn Valley, CA on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 02:06 pm:

Some time ago I considered building a Lamsteed but the poor visibility for anyone riding in the rear deterred me. This car seems to solve that problem... as well as keeps the rug rats caged up!

It looks a bit like a canopy express with "dog catcher" rear screening. Looks like a nice versatile design!

TH


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 03:03 pm:

Ya know. Terry, if you look closely at the "dog catcher" rear screening I think you'll see that they're actually bed springs intended to fold out for use. Of course, it works just the same in terms of keeping the rug rats caged up!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 03:23 pm:

I really don't need any more projects. Or cars. But I do like that.
Thanks all.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 04:28 pm:

Looks like he's holding the door in place (almost) for the picture.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lance Sorenson, North Carolina on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 04:59 pm:

I wish I knew what his watch fob says?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Horlick in Penn Valley, CA on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 05:37 pm:

That soffit visor is really interesting, sort of a wrap-around porch! Lots of accessories, I like the little fire extinguisher, and axe. The best accessory is that smile on the little girl!

Non-demountables up front and a 6 lug demountable at the rear?

Looks like a commercially made canopy express with a home made conversion. I wonder who is taking the photos... another passenger, another camper, a timed shutter on the camera on a tripod?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 09:59 pm:

With those big 6-lug wheels/tires and big brake drums, I'm thinking it's a TT rear end. Would've been a chore to get it into a car chassis.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Kable on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 02:45 am:

Terry, Don't know where you got the idea in the back you have poor visibility, For a small child yes but for any children older than 5-6 they can see out easily even with the side curtains on.

Both driver and front seat passenger
seats are on the same level and the long open side gives a great view out to the sides for everyone.

The boy in this picture looks about 5 the top of the side is about level with his ears.

backseat

Mike, not sure there is large brake drums? only a bigger wheel to take the weight!! You can see daylight at 9:00 o'clock.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Horlick in Penn Valley, CA on Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 12:58 am:

Peter, just an assumption I was making. Thanks for the correction, now I see I was wrong.

Oh, well as a result we now have one less Kampkar and one more Brigade car!

Brigade car has even better visibility for the rear passengers!

TH


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Kable on Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 03:47 am:

Terry, you have an ideal Model T to tow with, nice and light and lots of room to store bits and pieces in the Brigade car( I'm guessing).

Why not build a camper trailer and you have solved the problem.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 01:15 pm:

Peter,
Except for the lack of comfort in the front seat! I can't fit in it--OK, I am a bit uh, wide, in the middle--but not bad! Terry is lucky he's skinny!
It's not designed for long distance driving--get to the fire, put it out, get back to the station!
:-)


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