I wonder if that sofa is a hide-a -bed? A place for pop to hide out till mama cools down! Yes they had them even back then, hide-a-bed's.
If not, he always had lots of running board room.
It appears to be a pre-T ...in this case a real buggy in the far left although it is possible it might be a highwheeler.
The touring front left appears to have a curve at the bottom of the rear door that would make it a 1914 style. The Roadster on the front right appears to have the curved rather than the more sharp corners of the 1913 turtle deck (ref page 152 Bruce's book). And the second car on the right side appears to have the windshield brace with the bend so the windshield can be folded back - normally associated with the 1914 model year.
Note the tags on the cars on the left side.
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There are also tags on the cars on the right side - look at the wheels.
Horse buggy in the very back.
OK, so now Erik, since you saw the tags we need to find out what they are for so that they can be included in the judging guidelines.
There they are on showroom cars!
Fantastic photo. Find more!
I noticed after I did my last post that there are tags on the cars on the left side of the photo also.
Larry, what do you think the tags were for?
It couldn't be so simple as a price tag, could it?
This photo of a 1913 that was previously posted has tags also.
Ray Martin’s article on his 1914 touring had photos of the 5 tags that came with his car. Photos are from pages 6 & 7 of May – Jun 1971 “Vintage Ford” used by permission. [Also his son now has the car and it was published again in one of the last few years in one of the “Vintage Ford” magazines.
5 Tags came with his car:
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Are we having fun now?
It is this type of thing that is really interesting.
I notice the tag on the top of one of the cars on the left side too. Coincidently, I was taking to Ernie Romero today, and he was explaining to me that at least in 1911, there were two different types of top material used, one dull looking canvas type and the other which was the shiny looking material type. He said the names of each and which one was the more delux material; I think he said the shiny type top material cost extra. Ernie is a real forensic expert on the early upholstry material that were used, he has done a lot of research on them...Now I wish I would have taken notes. So I am guessing the tag on the top was also some sort of inspection tag, and indicated which material was used on the top, as that might have possible affected the price. Rollie