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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Detroit Public Library- Automobile, the first 200 pages.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dane Hawley Near Melbourne Australia on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 06:27 am:

I have been searching the Detroit pages for Ford photos. Naturally not all pictures of Fords are correctly labelled, so I have put in a simple search for 'Automobiles', and then surfed through the photos looking for Fords. I have now completed the 200th page (4,800 photos). Below are links to the pictures that I have found so far, I have probably missed some, so someone else can do an 'audit' for us.

Where possible, I have copied the title of the picture, so it might be found if the link does not work.

Links Detriot Public Library

T in Ditch. http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 150560

Automobiles in a Field
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 171369

Motorists camping with Automobiles in Forest.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 172147

Auto in front of Clubhouse 1908
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 181992

Automobile Accident
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 151485

Driver and Passenger
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 186924

Car arrives in Australia.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 183405

Motorists in Ford automobile, 1910 Munsey Historic Tour -
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 194634

Automobile accident, 1910 New Jersey Reliability Run (Is the far car a Ford?)
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 195378

Motorists in Automobile on Rural Road
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 194546

Automobile decorated with garlands and American flags, 1910 Munsey Historic Tour (Ford 2nd car)
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 193137

Motorist in automobile in front of Lafayette Hotel at Portland, Maine, 1910 Munsey Historic Tour
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 194563

Driver and passenger in automobile, 1910 Munsey Historic Tour.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 194353

Spectators surrounding Ford automobile, 1910 Munsey Historic Tour.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 194398

Onlookers surrounding motorists in automobile, 1911 Buffalo Reliability Run.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 186475

Driver and passenger in automobile, 1911 Buffalo Reliability Run .
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 186091

Motorists in Ford automobile traveling on rural road, 1910 Munsey Historic Tour.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 194586


Motorists in Ford automobile, 1910 Munsey Historic Tour.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 194451

Driver and passenger in automobile, 1910 Brooklyn Dealers Reliability Run.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 186507

Motorists in Ford automobile, 1910 Montauk Point Reliability Run.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 193728

Driver and passenger in automobile, 1911 Buffalo Reliability Run.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 186808

Driver and passenger in Ford automobile, 1910 Brooklyn Dealers Reliability Run.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 186474

Driver and passenger in Ford automobile, 1910 Brooklyn Dealers Reliability Run.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 186551

Automobile in ditch, 1910 New Jersey Reliability Run.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 195200

Motorists with automobiles, 1911 Buffalo Reliability Run.
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A 186926


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Chantrell - Adelaide, Australia on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 07:51 am:

Dane, fabulous work buddy. Coowie cobber!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 07:54 am:

Wow, those are too cool! I've bookmarked this site for something to do on these long cold winter days.
Thanks Dane!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 08:03 am:

Thank you Dane, great early Ford pics.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 08:43 am:

Several of these images have been posted here previously. It is great to know where the original negatives or glass plates reside. The early town car stuck in the mud is always a favorite:



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Graham Lloyd on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 08:55 am:

What's that monster in the background? That must of been one very impressive car in its day.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Watson -Florence,Colorado on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 02:15 pm:

Dane,
Thank You for taking the time to sift through the Collection for the rest of us.

-Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 07:06 pm:

Graham, must be a really rich neighborhood. That big fancy car and even the poor Model T owners are in Town Cars.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 09:57 pm:

Wow! Thank you so very much. I haven't had any spare minutes to look at any yet, except for the two Royce posted just above. And, oh boy! That is what you can call stuck! It gives new meaning to the words "soft shoulder".
I will look at every one of these you have linked. As will many others I am sure.
Again, thank you Dane H!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brass car guy on Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:38 pm:

The car in the background is a 1905-1908 National. The early Nationals can always be identified by the round radiator. I believe they discontinued the round radiator in 1909. This was a true 50 hp "T" head motor and a very powerful and expensive automobile.

just sayin,

brasscarguy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Trevan - Australia on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:48 am:

Hi Dan .
Re.the 200 sites from Detroit Library site number 6 --[FORD INTO AUSTRALIA]-- Maybe this car in the box is the answer [if it be my car] the reason why my 09 T came as a one of import from FORD in Detroit in LHD form as all other Ford imports had been coming in from Canada for some time and in RHD form.
Another question --If the car in the box it is to be a an exact replica of the winning OCEAN TO OCEAN race car one would think there would have been pictures of the replica car in Australian newspapers at the times to the promotion of which i have never seen or heard of.
Again maybe FORD is trying to promote itself as the winner of the race--If so it may well be be better to promote the ''T' in standard form as the car you get and that the race winning car is based on this standard car
lov to know the answer .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 04:47 am:

Bob,
I think your right, and it's advertising. The container to the left has the same sign on it. I think it's advertising placed on "T" containers. It does help us date the photos, since the cars must have been shipped after June 1909 and before the Ford was officially disqualified on Oct 28, 1909, in my opinion.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dane Hawley Near Melbourne Australia on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 05:20 am:

Bob, you pose some interesting questions. My first thought was how did an Aussie photo come to be in Detroit. There is no indication of city or state, and I would think that nearly every major city would have an Elizabeth Street. Interesting that the photo is taken at or near the docks as there is the bow of a ship behind the building.

Is the car in the box a replica of the racing Fords, or was that just a reference for advertising? Like you, I wonder.

A hunt for '25 Elizabeth' (hoping to locate a motor business in any city) showed that a tyre business was at 21 to 23 Elizabeth Street in Melbourne at that time, and a butchers shop at 25 in Sydney, so that was no help.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mark herdman on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 05:27 am:

Dane and Bob

The Address is:

Sydney 1908 09 - Ford Motor Agency 253-255 Elizabeth St


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mark herdman on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 05:35 am:

Dane

That address does vary and now is 253-257 Elizabeth St (expanding the business?)

I did find a reference to the "Duplicate" car on Display at the above for dealer. So the photo description is correct.

Bob

Details are:

1909-06-26 Sat-Duplicate NY Seattle Car-Sydney Morning Herald P03

A shipment is mentioned in the banner in the photo. Add refers to these model Fords being sold previously in Sydney.

Date would be close to your car's arrival date.

All great stuff!

Thanks Dane and Bob

Mark


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Trevan - Australia on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 05:47 am:

What body style car sold in Sydney for 275 POUNDS at the time ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mark herdman on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 07:29 am:

A Touring Car, Bob



1909-04-10 Sat-Model T 275 Pounds-SMH P17


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 08:53 am:

Thanks guys, great information. Maybe a photo of the duplicate car will surface?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By JohnCodman on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 09:13 am:

In Royce's first photo of the T Town Car in the ditch, I notice that the headlight brackets are in place, but the headlights are missing. Was it normal practice to remove the lights if they were not going to be used?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:09 am:

The town cars, landaulet, and coupes were sold without headlamps or carbide generator. The thinking was that city street lamps would be sufficient, so only kerosene parking lamps and tail lamp were supplied. Headlamps were optional at extra cost on town cars, landaulet, and coupe body styles.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Trevan - Australia on Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 05:03 pm:

Thanks for that good info Mark.--- If my memory serves e correct wasn't FORD MOTOR AGENCY owned by MARK FOY and was in opposition to DAVIES & FEHON in importing and selling FORD product?.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Kable on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 01:50 am:

Bob, The Davies Brothers under the name Davies & Fehon were the importers of the cars. They had been before this bringing in Model "R' and "S' Fords but they retailed the cars through the Ford Motor Agency.

According to Arthur Davies as they were importers they had no marketing experience and it was expensive to do so. Even when they did move to marketing the Model T it took them 5 years before they made any profit.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Trevan - Australia on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 04:45 am:

Thank Peter -- I always thought MARK FOY was well into the motor scene in Sydney --including FORD importing.


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