Note the center steering wheel horn button. It was standard on Canadian built cars but this is left drive and no door on left.
Do not think it is loaded and ready to go yet, too many loose ropes hanging down and a little room left on the front of the running board!
The Canadian cars came in both LHD and RHD depending on where they were shipped. At one time some of teh Canadian provinces were RHD, but I do not recall when they finally all switched to LHD. But for all Model T years of production Ford of Canada produced both types LHD and RHD chassis and cars.
The horn button on top of the steering wheel was supplied by the Canadian factory but it was an aftermarket accessory offered for any Ford. See the posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/170238.html for examples.
Dan -- another nice photo. 1924-25 model year touring body. Thank you for posting the link.
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Must be canadian, due to the blended canadian whisky sitting behind the car.
Forgot the capital "C"s, aeh.
The information on this picture from Shorpy states "to serve the crops of California, thousands of families live on wheels. Near Bakersfield, 1936"
On this description, if it is actually accurate this Model T is twelve years old. Pretty nice shape for a T that old. It appears to have new tires all the way around. I find it hard to believe people were actually living in this car and following the harvest. Most of the pictures of people that would be doing this type of work, show cars that are pretty rough. The way the ropes are hanging from it, looks like some of the stuff has already been unloaded.
I would love to find a 24 Touring in this shape. I have looked for one in this shape for a long time, finally gave up and I am in the process of restoring one now.
I have tried unsuccessfully to find the photo on Shorpy. If you still have the link would you please post it so I can download a higher resolution copy? The Juniper Gallery link above does not give the option to down load a high resolution copy (or if it does, I keep missing where to click).
I would guess they recently joined the ranks of the migrant workers based on the condition of the car. I.e. whatever source of income they previously had allowed them to have a very nice T for the depression times. And yes, it looks like new tires -- very good tires. Most photos I have seen of the migrant farm workers in the 1930s the automobiles were poorly maintained. I suspect that was the result of very little money to live on and even less to maintain a car except to keep it running.
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Hap, hope this is what you're looking for:
Yes, thank you. I was hoping they would have the 1mb version but it was still higher resolution than the original one that was posted. Thank you for pointing me to that.
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Luggage racks are so restrictive, Honey hand me another clothesline.......
Being young in the late 30's & early 40's, I remember that even though the husband had a job the wife and children would do some orchard and field work in the summer months to subsidize there finances. I know that we did and we lived close to where we were day helpers. In was 6 to 10 years old and can remember doing just that. They would use any thing they could find to make some sort of structure out of Wood or cardboard to use as an added shelter along with there car.