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.
Magnificent. I want one.
That is really neat.
I want one. That is pretty slick.
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.
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There is one on display at the National RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana mounted on a 1914 Brass Roadster.
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.
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.
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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.
The ladies are both smiling, but he looks tired.
Derek.....He may be dead.....However, he has a big smile of his face.
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.
now, i see why telescoping side supports were needed, to keep the car from turning over.