OH! a two lever picture...I see Mr. & Mrs. Lever in the first photo.
All kidding aside they are great pictures and I will add them to my files. I use a lot of these photos as screen savers,
I took a photo back in the 60's of this Model T at a Fruit Stand just east of Ellensburg, WA. Didn't have any interest at the time as I was restoring a 1930 Model A and I didn't "have a clue" of the significance of it being an early "two-lever" T ! Crap !!!!!! As soon as I figure out how to open in a jpeg file, I will post it.
Maybe this will work - appears to be a two-lever but not positive.
I noticed that the top on the first photo is not a latching top. Most all of the photos of the early Model Ts show a latching top when a top is used. Many early 09s were sold without tops and windshields. The top could have been added at a later time. The horn uses oval loops in the 2nd picture. The original horns on 1909 and 10s, I thought, used horns with round loops. Also, the 09 in the second picture does not have a carbide gas generator. Perhaps it has a prestolite tank somewhere.
As Mr. Lever would say, "I'm Lever A and she's Lever B. You leave 'er be."
Hi Kim: I have the exact same photo ( RPPC ) with the eldery gent with the beard. That is interesting.
No crease in the upper left corner on mine.
Gary in MN
I love the first picture.
He is a farm boy that has had a good year.
Rolled up pants with a big smile and a white forehead.
As a child in high school in Riverside California
we went to visit Ben Snyder and his collection.
He had an early two pedal touring car that I just glanced at. At 16 with a not yet fully developed brain I was more interested in the roadsters.
He had his cars in a tin building in a wash on the east side of Chicago avenue just north of Blaine street as I recall.
That was a long time ago, 1955-56.
That sure appears to be a 2-Lever and a Tourabout to boot.Keepng our fingers crossed as are others that maybe you took more than one photo???
I like both pictures but the smile seems out of place in old pictures? Bud.
Steve, there was a guy by the name of Ed Norman that had 1909 T #225 in Anacordas. Wonder if that is the car. Kim
Kim - There was an "Ed Norman" on Lopez Island for many years that was a heck of a mechanic! In fact, years ago, when he retired, he actually had to leave Lopez Island because he had such a great reputation as a mechanic (and good person) that he actually had to leave the island an move to the mainland as people just wouldn't leave him alone; wouldn't trust their cars to anyone else for repairs! I wonder if that's the same Ed Norman you're speaking of Kim, as I believe he DID move to Anacortes, WA. I believe his son is also a mechanic on Lopez Island to this day, and I'm wondering if he (the son) or the Museum on Lopez Island has any history of the "Ed Norman" 1909 Model "T" #225 of which you speak! (???)
Steve's picture does show what looks to be 2 levers, but none of the rest of the car appears to be 1909.
I'd suspect the 2nd lever is for a Ruckstell axle
Harold, that certainly could be him, I know a few years ago he moved to tombstone, AZ. I haven't heard from him in 6 or 7 years.
Ed Norman moved from Tombstone a few years back and now lives in Sedro-Wooley,WA.
Some time when you are at Blockbusters or whatever get the VHS "RETURN TO TOMBSTONE" with Wyatt Earp as Ed's 2-Lever #225 is seen in this film which was shot in Tombstone before he moved.
PS Ed's Car is a Touring and shares garage space with his Mother-in-Law Roadster
I wish my mother-in-law had been a roadster.
The guy in the first picture is smiling because with his new car, he's gonna get lucky!!
Is this a 2 lever 09 in this ebay listing? I would post the picture here but don't want to copy it since he has his mark on it.
It's a two lever. It's a Ford factory photo.
The experts can provide the details regarding that particular car.
Warren, that was good
The picture on eBay is of what is sometimes called Model T serial number zero. It was used by Henry Ford to go on a trip in 1908 well before Model T serial number 1 was built. We know this because we have the factory record on S/N 1, which was exported to Europe when new.
Interestingly the S/N 1 car has tires listed as 30 X 31/2 which we assume means all four. This would be the standard for cars exported to Britain, but the surprise is that it happened on the first production Model T to be exported.