What a nice sharp & clear picture! Looks like four Model "T's and a Dodge, huh? Parking must have been nice in those days when all you had to do is stop in front of the store you want and shut 'er off!
Some bldgs still there.
A lot of cast iron gratings and man hole covers were (are) made at the East Jordan Iron Works. You will find them all over the US. My wife had a small business in that building for a while several years ago. It was a bank at one time. Still had the vault in the basement.
That car on the left appears to be a '17 with a 13-16 style rear window. Compare that to the cars on the right. I wonder if this is a very early '17 that got caught up in the usual model year changeover. Has anyone here seen a '17 like this before?
I have a unresrored 17 that had that style window in the original top. Along with many earlier features. August 7 1917
Interesting Jim. Thanks for that info.
This is the original top on my '17. Picture taken in 1951 at 4640 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. At the time the picture was taken the car had 1200 miles on the speedometer. My dad bought the car from the original owner, Mr PF Shehan of Hastings MN. The speedometer was installed when the car was new, and still works today, but is now showing almost 6000 miles.
The car was assembled at the Minneapolis Ford plant. The engine casting date is June 1917. Serial number is 2024893.
I was just reading Royce's post and trying to figure out what the big deal was on the date vs the top as it is a late '17. Then I noticed in your post Jim, that your date is listed as August 7 '17. Do you really mean August 7 '16?
Yup, Dave I did mean 1916. This is what happens when I am concentrating rebuilding a T engine and just come in for a coffee break.