This is from and old publication called "Munsey's Magazine. It had many drawings of autos from the pre-thirties and on the back of each page is a table of various information topics. Such as; Major specifications of Automobiles, Motors Interchangeable Between Cars, Brake Lining Sizes for Passengers Cars, Interchangeable Axles, electric lamp sizes and uses, and much more.
What is a "double opposed motor", i have had horizontal opposed motors but don't understand this term as they show the model "B" with a vertical four cylinder motor.
double opposed motor, flat 4 cylinder like air cooled VW, maybe.
Cool ad, Gary. Thanks for posting it!
I'm curious about the "Doctor's Car". There is a Model B shown, a Model C and a Model F. The "Doctor's Car" has no letter designation shown. Was the "Doctor's Car" a model that did not fall into the alpha sequence? What features did it have that were "Especially designed for physicians"? Also, could this be the roots of how our often discussed and later "Doctor's Coupe" came to be referred to as such?
Anyhow, very interesting.
Henry, I think because there was no back seat the doctor could use rapid deployment, " I can be there in a heart beat " to surgically remove dollars from your wallet.
The "double opposed motor" was Ford Motor Company's first motor, a two cylinder motor where each cylinder is opposed to the other.
The "Doctor's Car" is a Model C runabout, or the C shown on the left without the rear seat.
Ford offered essentially three models for each of the years between 1904 and 1908. 1904-5: Models A, B and C. 1905-06: Models B, C and F. 1906-07: Models F, N and K. 1907-08: Models N, R and K.
Then for 1908, Ford sold the remaining Model Ks, Model N and Models S (offered in both roadster and runabout).
However, the cars were not always ready for distribution at the beginning of the Ford fiscal year (Oct 1). For example, the model K was not distributed until April 1906, and the Model N wasn't delivered until mid July 1906. The F continued into the summer of 1906.
If you have an interest in early Fords, Carlton Pate has an excellent book out about the early history of Ford, through the 1909 T.
Here's another page from the book. Not an ad but interesting.