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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 01:43 pm:

Beautifully dressed and proud ford owner


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nowell Herman on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 09:53 am:

Very Nice!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 10:09 am:

It's a pretty early 10. Real nice picture.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 10:14 am:

I am again amazed at 3 sitting across in the rear seat. Apparently people got bigger and hats got smaller over the years.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 10:27 am:

1909 - 12 Model T's are several inches wider than later T's, especially in the back seat. I often carry three in back of mine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 10:31 am:

So is it left or right and where is the acc gen or Presto- Lite tank? Bud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 11:09 am:

Charlie - Some hats got smaller, but cowboy hats didn't. Instead, they bent them up on the sides so you could fit 3 across in a pickup. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By william louis rosenthal on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 09:43 am:

Were Prestolite tanks commonly housed in utility boxes? Looks like the gas line may exit this box then drop through the apron.
Regards,
Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 11:14 am:

It certainly looks like a gas hose from the box. It could be a battery cable too. I don't know the advantage of a tank in a box and could be a hazard if the tank leaked and had a spark. Probably not room for a tank behind the box. Also they might not have driven that car at night and didn't use a tank or generator.
I guess we will never really know.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 11:32 am:

Acetylene tanks enclosed in tool boxes were a common accessory. Many higher priced cars came that way from the factory and they were also available as an aftermarket accessory (although the toolbox in the photograph seems smaller than what I've typically seen for holding a tank).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm:

This 1914 Empire car description says "Presto tank and cover." Not sure if that is a "hard cover" or some type of bag?



And this 1913 classified says Presto tanks in three sizes. Maybe the smaller one(s) would fit in a running board box?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 12:48 pm:

I just scanned the pages below from a couple of accessory catalogs.

RE: acetylene tank sizes
Prestolite Model A = 22" x 7.25"
Prestolite Model B = 20" x 6"
Prestolite Model E = 16" x 6"

Searchlight No. MCSL (for motorcycles) = 13" x 4"
Searchlight No. 1SL = 16" x 6"
Searchlight No. 2SL = 20" x 6"

Regarding tank covers - see the third picture below - a tank cover is shown in the lower left.

Regarding combo tank/toolboxes. Note two different styles shown below. One style has the tank in the box. The other has the tank behind the box.

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