So now who can look up the weather report for Feb. 1916 and narrow this down to a few days?
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.
FOURTH AVE. SEATTLE FEB 3, 1916
Keith - Nice detective work!
It's on the picture!
The car is a '15 or 16 Model T Skidabout.
A link to a Seattle PI Story. The Big snow of 1916
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.
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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.
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.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2