Model T Gypsy-Mobile

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John P Noonan on Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 10:41 pm:

Came across this on y-tube, although not period correct for the vehicle, it must have been very cool to have one of these if you were into enjoying the great outdoors back in the day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdqXIIU6reA


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 11:06 pm:

Magnificent. I want one.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Booth on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 09:50 am:

That is really neat.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jared Buckert on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 01:16 am:

I want one. That is pretty slick.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:05 am:

There was an article with a reproduced brochure about this in a Vintage Ford many years ago. I believe it was on a 1915 runabout.

: ^ )

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ronald Bolser on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:41 am:

There is one on display at the National RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana mounted on a 1914 Brass Roadster.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Spies - Ft. Walton Bch,FL on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 01:24 pm:

The inventor called it a Telescoping Apartment. I went to the RV Museum and they let me measure and photograph their camper several years ago. I then made one much like the museum one.

You can see a vintage(May 1916) article about the camper at :

http://www.texastparts.com/mm5/manuals/ModelTCamper.pdf which was one of the items that led me to wanting to build a vintage camper.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Kable on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:10 pm:

Keith, you make me start to feel real old when you state the Vintage Ford Article was "many years ago" I wrote the article and it only feels like a couple of years.

The Telescopic Apartment in the National RV Museum is an original one, it was found by David Woodworth who had an extensive collection of Vintage RV vehicles including a Lamsteed Kamkar. He sold most of his collection to the Museum

When he lived in Tehachapi California I visited him and still remember when he went into an enclosed trailer cranked up the Model T and backed the Telescopic Apartment Fitted T out of it.

He then proceeded to unfold the Apartment for me . It took way less time than that shown in the video. I thought it was such a great item that I asked David if I could put an article in the Vintage Ford. Although a nicely built reconstruction, I thought when I saw the video above what a pity the owner didn't make it as it was originally.

If you compare it to the original posted by Herb you can see the changes he made.

This is a good reason why one should have one of these. It is from a series of promotion photos taken when it was first released.
TA01


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 06:42 pm:

"fully equipped"

: ^ )


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Vince M on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:46 pm:

Someone explain to me how Rob and Laura Petri couldn't sleep in the same bed in the 1970's but promotional photos in the 20's allowed this.

vince m


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 01:00 pm:

The ladies are both smiling, but he looks tired. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les VonNordheim on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 04:07 pm:

Derek.....He may be dead.....However, he has a big smile of his face.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 08:10 pm:

Actually censorship was loser in the teens and twenties. It got quit risky and the public demands resulted in tighter censorship. Can't think of the movie industry censorship board name right now. Some one can pipe in with it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andrew Benoit on Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 06:50 am:

Hays code


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike dixon on Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:02 am:

now, i see why telescoping side supports were needed, to keep the car from turning over.


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