Looks like Snyder(s) have been in business a long time!
Isn't that a young Don?
I'm thinking a '24 coupe, mostly from the window crank. Any other opinions? Dave
Looks like he is wearing a pair of X-ray glasses from the old comic book ads.
Yep, also the truck fenders. KGB
You are the expert on the 1924-25 model year coupes (doors hinged at the front). Please let us know more about the difference in the window handles when you have a chance.
I tried zooming in to check the year of the license plate. A 1923 date would have easily made it a 1924 coupe. 1924 or later tag could have been either 1924 or 1925 coupe. (Assumes the tag was current when the photo was taken.) While I cannot say for sure, I believe there is a fair chance the date on the tag is 33 – but it is not very clear so it could easily read something else. Based on the condition of the car (notice the dents in the passenger rear fender) I do not think it is a new car.
Notice that the car has the later style rear fenders with the wider splash apron on the fender (see page 344 of Bruce’s book, “Model T Ford.”) rather than the earlier more common 1917-1924 rear fenders. Bruce indicates they were 1925 coupes and roadsters while Rootlieb at their web site http://www.rootlieb.com/html_files/mt_fend/mt_fend.html lists them for 1924-25 coupes.
The car also has the 21 inch balloon demountable wheels that became available with the 1925 models as an option. Ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1925.htm where Bruce says: “WHEELS: ….. Hub caps were unchanged from 1924. Demountable-rim wheels were standard on closed cars, and optional on the open models; used 30 by 3-1/2 tires all around. 21” balloon tires and wheels were available as an option.” And at: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/doc24.htm it has, “
OCT 30, 1924 Acc. 1701 Model T Releases, Ford Archives
T-5044B1 steering gear assembly, L.H control, 5 to 1 gear ratio adopted for use on T chassis with 21 by 4.40 tires.
And Bruce has 1925 MODEL YEAR DATES: August 1924 to August 1925.
So based on your comment that the window crank appears to be 1924 and the balloon tires & later rear fenders with the larger splash apron, I suspect it is an early 1925 model year car. If anyone has additional information on when the wider fender was introduced, please let us know.
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The bridge looks like one built by the WPA in the 'thirties.