Seattle Washington February 1916 snowy day-Photo

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:23 am:



So now who can look up the weather report for Feb. 1916 and narrow this down to a few days?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:26 am:

The "Big Snow of 1916" is legend to oldtimers of the NW, as is the "Big Snow of 1949". Some areas got FOUR FEET of the stuff in a single dump.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:30 am:

FOURTH AVE. SEATTLE FEB 3, 1916


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Barker - Dayton, OH on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 08:36 am:

Keith - Nice detective work!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 09:43 am:

It's on the picture! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 11:53 am:

The car is a '15 or 16 Model T Skidabout. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Robison on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:36 pm:

A link to a Seattle PI Story. The Big snow of 1916

http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2010/12/09/enough-snow-to-collapse-st-james -cathedral-it-happened-in-1916/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 05:53 pm:

First, I am sure the car has been modified some as we can see an accessory shock absorber on the right front spring perch.



Second we can see it has the 1915-1916 style headlamps (or aftermarket bullet shaped headlamps (that might even fit the forks of a gas lamp?)

Third we can see the front fenders are straight but they do not appear to have a bill. The late 1914 -1916 had a bill as did the 1912 and earlier cars.

Fourth we can see the curved 1915-16 style rear fenders (note since the photo was taken Feb 3, 1916 we know they are not the later crowned fenders of 1917-1925). They might also be accessory curved fenders.

Fifth we can see the rectangular 1913-14 style rear tail lamp.

Some critical things I cannot make out:

1. Are the rear corners of the trunk rounded or do they have the more sharp corners used in 1913?

2. Does the car have 1913 door that goes all the way down or the curved 1914-1925 style door (ok 1914 is more straight – but the bottom has the curved part).

3. What type of windshield and windshield support?


I suspect it is a 1913 or 1914 that has had the rear fenders replaced and the headlamps replaced. Of course there are other combinations that could have occurred. But I do not think it is a 1915-16 as those lamps won’t bolt up nicely to the cowl of a 1915-16 will they? Of course anything could have happened.

Great photo.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 07:39 pm:

I bet you're right Hap. I can't see the cowl lamps clearly on my screen. In a minor collision, the front tires on a T can save the fenders. The back of the car ends up with bent fenders. I'm sure a lot of rear fenders were replaced with whatever was available.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 09:25 pm:

Thank you Hap! And thank you Herb!
For what it is worth, the car on the other side of the T may be a Packard. They had a distinctive bill to the front fenders for several years. Given that it also has gas headlamps and appears to be a smaller size, it may be a model 30 from about 1910 to '12. The straight-on view makes it difficult to tell, but it also appears to be a partially enclosed car (based on the roof line). It may be a sedan or some form of town-car.
Great photo!
Thanks all.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


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