I love the shop! Note to my knowledge only Ford used that planetary steering gear directly under the steering wheel. And you can clearly see that in the photo. It also is a flat wood firewall so it is before the 1915 model year town car. And it has the rounded door bottoms like the 1914-1925 cars so it has to be a 1914 body – making it a 1914 model year town car.
Note, Bruce used an illustration showing a similar curved at the bottom front door for the 1913 model description. I looked but I do not have any 1913 photos with the front door going all the way down to the sill. Does anyone have a photo of a 1913 style town car? Or did Ford introduce the 1914 curved at the bottom front doors on the 1913 Towncar before he introduced them on the tourings and roadsters? Any additional photos are comments would be appreciated. I suspect Bruce used a 1914 model year illustration – but that is only a guess on my part.
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How do they get the cars in and out of that garage??
Rich....very carefully! Bet it takes a while...pretty darned narrow fairway, isn't it?
It has '15 or later style cowl lamps. The work area on the right seems to have been enhanced by an artist.
Another great picture Herb.
I looks like those are garage doors to the back of the cars.
I'll go along with Dave on the doors. The cowl lights on the towncar are not Ford.
The two engines in the foreground are either Ford or extremely Ford-like.
With it saying POST and Garage CO. on the door maybe the town car is the shop's courtesy car?
I've seen a shop here in North Carolina where everything was on the second story. There is a huge lift and they bring the cars upstairs to work on them with all of the machine equipment. It was pretty wild. If those aren't doors to the left then maybe the lift is behind the photographer.
There are a number of postcards on Ebay right now containing various views of Post's Garage. What you see above is just one little tiny corner of the building. The back of one of the post cards indicate they provide taxi service - day and night.
Just do a search on Ebay for "Posts Garage Middletown".
"Only" the 1914 Model T Towncar's have that Curved Glass behind Front Door going up to the Roof
motor crane looks just like mine 3 ton!!charley
Brick building with wooden back wall? Not likely, those are doors. With all the light coming through those windows probably everything on in foreground right got bleached out and had to be enhanced, they didn't have Photoshop then so fuzzing up and blending lines with an airbrush quickly (because this is a down and dirty retouch job) isn't easy and would take more time than it's worth.
As for the car...wish I had it, lol.
Something else not kosher with this pic...that whole brick wall...doesn't look right...the lines are too straight, to be real.
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I love the 1913 style Town car. Here you see Jim Finney's 1913 Town car. I believe it was painted originally and restored with a natural wood covered with varnish.
A Ford 1913 ad photo: Another 1913 in England:
I forgot to mention that Don is a real expert on this and as he says that it was the '14 which had the glass pannel then my photos are all mislabeled and are '14 not '13. I do have an ad with photo marked '13 which does not have this panel, so '14 is likely.
Jim's car shown here is a 14. No original car photo of the carriage body shown here exists. That doesn't mean there never was one, but I doubt it.
Something seems odd about this picture. Most of it looks like a real photograph but the workbench, hanging light,window and especially the shelf and items on it look like they were sketched into the shot.
The rest seems like my garage always, the T always apart for something to do whether it needs it or not.
It was very common back then, to adjust pictures by a few different methods. I have seen some tin-types photographs taken by my grandfather that looked the same way.