Old Photo- Black and Brass on Shorpy.

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Old Photo- Black and Brass on Shorpy.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dane Hawley Near Melbourne Australia on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 05:15 am:

Nice photo on Shorpy with two T's, one black radiator and one with brass. Probably a mechanic's shop just out of frame of the photo.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/18636?size=_original#caption


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 06:36 am:

Dane,

Thanks for pointing it out. The brass radiator Ford appears to be a 1913 or possibly 1914. It is very difficult to see what type of windshield support it has (straight for the forward folding 1913 or bent for the rear folding 1914 style (and there was some over lap so it is not a for sure even if we did see the type of windshield). Notice the upgraded later 1917-1923 no lip at the radiator curved front fenders, 3 window rear top, and what I believe are electric headlamps. The caption on the photo says 1921 Washington

Off to the right in that same photo was a non-Ford speedster. I based that guess (as the frame could have been modified) on being able to see the rear semi-elliptical spring hanger / frame extending near the right rear fender. But I suspect that body would look good on a Ford chassis also. It is a little tattered but still a nice looking speedster. Iím not sure what type of speedster body. Perhaps someone else can ID it. I compared it to a few Mercury speedster photos but I did not find a good match. I also noticed that most of the speedster photos I have show the front 3/4 view or side view of the cars and not the rear view. So they were not as much help as I had hoped



Again thank you for pointing it out to us.

Respectfully submitted,

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