Minn 2619-Photo

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - 08:28 pm:



Anyone care to speculate?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - 09:06 pm:

Looks like a 1912-1913-1914 plate, and the car looks like a Chevy.

Probably 1912 based on the plate's low number.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 12:13 pm:

Very nice pose.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Corey Langner on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 02:07 pm:

Whenever I see young children in these pictures, I imagine them as very old people today.

She could have a mess of great-grandchildren today. But, that would make her 105ish, so probably not.

Neat picture.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 06:33 pm:

That's most definitely a Minnesota 1912-13-14 plate. I'll spare you the details on why. As Derek indicated, the plate was issued in 1912.

However, here is the mystery:

According to the public Minnesota license plate directory, 1912-13-14 plate number 2619 was issued to H.C. Estby of Cyrus, Minnesota for a Rambler.

The car in the photo is definitely not a Rambler. As Derek said, it looks like a Chevrolet (1914 Royal Mail Roadster).

It looks like someone is skirting the law.

Minnesota did not allow owners to transfer 1912-13-14 plates from one car to another car. The plate stayed with the car when it was sold and the registration was transferred to the new owner. (Minnesota did allow owners to keep their 1915-16-17 plates when they sold their car and transfer them to another car, if they desired.)

Note how the plate is fastened to the car with wires. Looks like a temporary situation. Originally, the plate would have been issued with eight mounting holes - four on top and four on the bottom. This plate has two owner-added holes (next to the 2 and the 6) which may indicate it was taken off another car.


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