Like the radiator cap ( whirly thing )
These Model T camping photos are very interesting to me. Over the past few months my son and I have been shopping for camp equipment at such places as Cabela's, Bass Pro, Dicks, Big 5, etc. I bet the T guys in these old photos would laugh out loud if they could see some of the stuff that's now considered "necessary".
Henry you should read the camping chapter in the old Dyke's Motor Manual from the early 20's I have. Some of these guys would be on their hands and knees praising the Lord at what's available now. Especially in the food department. Never mind coolers, re-sealable containers, cooking stoves, tents and bedding. You had to be a chef, seamstress, mechanic, map and compass reader back then. And a dose of "seat of the pants luck" would be welcome too.
Jay, I don't know where you got that photo, but you didn't post the other part of it. It is a photo of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Stewart of Racine, MN on their Honeymoon in 1927. I've posted those photos here on the forum in the past. I was the second owner of that car and recently sold it to Bob Peterson in Kenyon, MN.
Looks like they stripped out all of the equipment Roger. LOL. Nice car.
It's the same car that has the clever gas shut-off valve extension that I posted a few weeks ago:
Yes it is. Elmer was the local blacksmith and machinist in our small town. He added several "extras" to the car over the years. He also hired out to run steam engines during the threshing season and had a hitch attached to the front axle so he could pull it behind the steam engine as they moved from farm to farm. I removed that because you couldn't crank the car and keep the skin on you knuckles with that in place.
Neat car, great history!
Nice original Coupe! But someone took the radiator cap!? I also like the "closed end" front bumper. There have been a couple discussions about that recently.
Great photos! Thanks Jay, and Roger, and Erik!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
It would appear that the radiator has been changed some time during it's life too.
That skillet probably did it in!