From a file buried deep in my computer.
Sad end to a nice touring.
Great photo with a nice “under the hood shot” that we normally do not see in the early photos. Note the spark plug wires do NOT appear to come out the bottom of the coil box as they did on the N,R,S,SR and T #220 coil boxes.
I suspect that Ford was down but NOT out. If the car was only a year or so old when it happened it probably would have been rebuilt with a new body, fenders etc. as needed. And you could order just a body from the factory back then – they even encouraged folks to purchase a touring and purchase a coupe body for use during the winter. Two cars for just a little more expense than a single car. And if it was already 10-15 years old, it probably would have been rebodied as a work truck or even a speedster. I suspect it was newer rather than older. In 1909-1910 auto wrecks were still a new thing. By the 1920s they were much more common and it would have just been an old used car at that point.
I think it probably rolled based on the damage I see. Note the damage to both front fenders and the steering wheel is bent although something else may have caused that damage. And yes the rear seat assembly came off. I am thinking the rear seat assembly may have been moved and placed next to the car – but I guess it could have fallen off after the car came to rest upright again.
Again thanks for posting it. And if you have a higher resolution copy -- would you please e-mail it to me when you have a chance?
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Did any variant of the Model T ever have square-cut fenders?
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "square-cut fenders" please post a photo or a little more of a description.
Note the early 1909 front fenders were described as "Early 1909 types had square fronts and no bills. Later ones were rounded at the front and had bills." (ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/F-H.htm#fen1 ) If that is what you are asking about, yes the front fenders were square (rounded corners) on the early 1909s as shown in the photo above.
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I don't know if that was the end of that car or not. It was definitely repairable. Probably depended on how old it was at the time of the wreck.