We have probably seen this before but I just found it again and decided to share it again.
Erich, I said, "NO camels." That's TWO camels! Can't you count?
: ^ )
At least the Ford wouldn't have any fleas.
How bout one with no brass and no camels.
Interesting that everyone is wearing overcoats in the middle of the Egyptian desert. Neat photo- thanks Eric.
The driver looks half asleep.
So does the car...
It looks like the they're selling "hot" wrist watches and using the baby for cover.
When I was at the pyramids in the late 80's, on the desert side, away from the gaze from the town side of the Giza Plato, there were people living in burned out car bodies cooking over camel crap fires and selling camel rides to tourists. I wonder what they were living in before there were cars?
The '12 town car picture is more detailed than I have seen before. It clearly shows black and brass lamps and a single twistblack and brass horn. Very nice!
The '17 town car picture is also new to me and a real gem.
The '17 towncar has a LF fender that looks
damaged from a wheel coming off.
Don't ask me how I know that.
Royce, why do you say a 1912 town car? It has no bill front guards, black & brass lights, steel carbide generator; all 1913 style to me. Are the town cars different, and if so how? I for one would love to know a bit more about these rare gems.
The front fenders are typical of late 1912, as is the body.
For comparison here is the 1913 catalogue picture of a 1913 town car:
Bob G, I am still biting my tongue!
Thanks all for photos, comments, and Royce for clarification.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Thanks Royce, I knew I was missing something. Thank you for the information.
Are the 12 and 13 Town cars not exactly the same ?
1912 photo has a stepped body. The 1913 supplied by Royce shows a flat sided body to my untrained eye.
The Windshield's are different
The 1912 and earlier town car bodies are all wood, including the outer body skin.
The 1913 and later town car bodies have stamped steel skin panels nailed to wooden structure, similar to the rest of 1913 and later bodies.
Here is Jim Finney's 1914 with a similar body. Note that most of the bare wood was originally painted, and the car would have had black and brass lamps originally.