We are back in Hillsborough, New Hampshire at the train station with another photo for Part II in the series. One discovery is that we now have a year to go with the photos.
While preparing this photo for the post, a photographer’s note was found and the year – 1917. A mistake on my part is the photos were not all taken while the train was in
the station; this one appears to have been taken beforehand.
Four more cars can be seen in this image including a big six-cylinder touring car in the center made by a well known Mid-Western manufacturer. The other interesting car
in the photo is in the right foreground. It also appears to be a six and what we would consider to be a medium-sized car. Help us to identify and date the cars for the
Hillsborough New Hampshire Historical Society.
You can see two enlargements of the photo and link to Part I @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=121707
The model T at the extreme right end of the picture is very interesting! By all accounts, it would appear to be a 1915 or 1916 touring car having the curved rear fenders. Looking at the close-up on your oldmotor site, shows several other details. It has an after-market spare tire carrier, not unusual. The tail-lamp is mounted higher than usual. The cowling does appear to be correct for '15/'16, however, I cannot tell for certain. The left side cowl lamp appears correct for '15/'16, however the bowl is missing. The windshield also indicates '15/'16, but not clearly. The hood does appear to have the louvers correct for '15/'16.
What is of great interest for some, is that the car has gas headlamps! NOT a '15/'16 feature (generally). The Prestolite tank and left headlamp can be clearly seen. This has been discussed several times on this forum over the years. It does indeed appear that some people preferred the gas headlamps and had them installed onto cars that should have had electric lamps.
Phillip B, et al, take note!
Maybe more later.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2