Looks like a Model T ended up in the still shots.
Running the booze or cooking, that is the question.
Ken in Texas
thats very cool, i wish i could see it for real to know whats going on there
"No,no, Inspector, I'm simply trying to make a steam-powered car out of the Ford!"
Assuming it is a USA produced Model T and the parts mentioned below were original to the car, I believe it is around mid 1919 to sometime in 1921 produced model T.
Shorpy link is: http://www.shorpy.com/node/18200?size=_original#caption
The car was not equipped with the cowl light brackets so it is a starter/generator car. It also has the demountable wheels. Open cars were available with the starters during 1919 ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1919.htm that states: MODEL YEAR DATES: January 1919 to August 1919. And MAJOR MODEL YEAR FEATURES:Note: Starter was an option on the open cars at $75. Initially they were standard on the closed cars but as the starter/generator engines became standard the were phased in on the open cars at an extra cost. If someone has questions about if the electric starter was used on the open cars in the 1919 model year please start another thread with that question, as there is quite a bit of support that did occur but we do not want to post it here.
It still has the wide arm rest with the metal covers at the end which were being phased out starting in 1920
It has the pressed steel steering wheel spider that was introduced around Jun 1920 so it is not earlier than a late 1920 touring. Ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/S-T.htm#stw
It still has the wide arm rest with the wide metal covers at the end which were being phased out starting in 1920 but could have been continued into 1921. Ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1921.htm MODEL YEAR DATES: August 1920 to August 1921. And also: MAJOR MODEL YEAR FEATURES:A new body for the tourings had been announced in June 1920. Similar to the earlier style, the rear section was now three pieces (instead of five), with no vertical seam on the rear side quarter panel. Seats were lower and had higher backs. The older style body continued for a time before the new one became standard, perhaps into 1921. (Some sources even say late 1921.) The runabout continued in the earlier style until late 1922 (1923 cars).
If we could tell it has a 16 inch steering wheel then we could put it around Jun 1920ish to 1921ish. Ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/S-T.htm#stw
Pressed-steel spider, painted black. 16 O.D. wheel. (June 1920)
But the pressed-steel spider was also used earlier on the cars so we need to have the size of the wheel:
Malleable iron spider, painted black. 12-1/4 I.D., 1-3/8 thick) 14.59 O.D. wood rim painted black until about 1919, then made of Fordite composition material. The malleable iron spider was changed to the pressed steel design late in the era (date unknown)
Note it also has an accessory one man top, wishbone under the axle, demountables, and pressed steel steering wheel. License tag clearly states 1922 as does the caption to the photo.
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Looks like parts and pieces of many different stills. Either staged or maybe a shot from outside some evidence warehouse?
Ken, thanks for posting I really like the fender mounted mirror.
Thanks for the picture Ken.
The licence plate seams to be ether US,DS or OS and a year of 1922, maybe it was a government still
behind the White House or was it Henry's , made from leftover parts ?. Stranger things have happened.
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