Back in the days before World War I, if you were heading out to Morocco or Algeria on a hunting vacation from Paris and had a few Francs, there really was no need to suffer –
you could just head off with your chauffeur-driven gasoline-electric powered DeLuxe Auto Salon.
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Wonder what caused the "wrinkles" in the left rear fender can we say jacknife?
"Wonder what caused the "wrinkles" in the left rear fender can we say jacknife?"
It is a styling line that whom ever built the trailer put on it. It was also visible in another photo of the other side.
The photo above is earlier but shows some of the gas-electric gear that powered it. Check out the article for more info.
Fender looks to be canvas
What are ya'll looking at? If you look at the rear fender where that extra hump in the corner is, then go up 4 or 5 inches there's a seam right there. Above and below the seam the sheet metal is all wrinkled. That's what G.R. is talking about - there's no way those wrinkles are styling lines, that fender has been bent and kinda straightened out. Like he suggested it's either from turning too tight or backing up and jack knifing it.
The rear fender looks like it may be leather sewn onto oval-iron framework. Typical of carriages and some early electric automobiles.
Weston Meter on the dashboard, same as what's on my dad's 1900 Waverley Electric and very common on U.S. built electrics. (Also, note the patent leather dashboard and fenders.)
What are ya'll looking at?
I misunderstood what he wrote and was thinking he was talking about the noticeable styling lines on the the sides of the trailer.
I agree w/Eric Johnson about the fenders. They are not metal or canvas but are most likely leather fenders which were common at the time.
The Waverley Electric just above is a perfect example with both the cowl and the fenders appearing to be of patent leather.