Here is an old photo I recently acquired on ebay and I have a question about it. What is the thing on the front of the radiator tank? Is it a home made contraption or an accessory? And why?
Not sure if accessory or home made but possibly to aid in cooling since the hood is not louvered??
A speedster with a spinster or is it a spinster with a speedster?
What type of spring shocks? They don't look like Hasslers
That's a radiator cooler----it makes it look cooler.
shocks I think are k-w with the covers off, how about the hub caps.charley
My Aunt Mary Severn in about 1920 with a friends speedster. Looks to be a 1915 or 1916.
Great photo, Bill
If it's c:a 1920 it's interesting to see the graffiti on the car - usually that was later in the 30's-40's when Model T's were out of style and made fun of - and with
To ad to what Roger posted, the photo was probably taken much later than 1920.
The sleeveless dress with the belt is late 1930s and into the 1940s.
Note the Dunlop tire.
Yup, I thought so too about the dress, Eric, I'm just not so fluent in fashion history
I'm not either but I use our family photo albums as a reference.
It's typical of what my grandmother wore in the summer during that period.
Does anyone think those headlights might be Victor #1?
Rick, nice photo, I had it in my "watching" for e-bay. Good thing we did not get into a bidding war. ;) I think the radiator front panel has been removed and the "nose" has been added as an extra water capacity, and look "cool" type of thing. Notice there is no padding to the seat skins,
It looks like she could go for about 500 miles with two fuel tanks, but the upholstery does not look like it would be very comfortable after the first 20 miles...
Nice picture. Thanks for sharing.
: ^ )
I think the other gas tank is a set of water, oil,& gas cans the ones made in Iowa.charley
Rick, The radiator tank on the car in your photo was built like the leading racing cars of the day, and had a beak on the front of its radiator.
On many of them it was an aerodynamic aid but it also helped with cooling.
The car above is Blitzen Benz No.1 when is was being rebuilt at the Mack truck factory in 1915.
You can find the story about it on TheOldMotor.com just type Blitzen Benz in the search box and read all about this incredible car with a 1,310 c.i. four cylinder engine that went 141 m.p.h. in 1911.
Would it be OK to use use your photo on The Old Motor?
Sure, you can use the photo.
Thanks for the input.
Is that a Blitzen Benz or an OilPull tractor. Actually that looks heavier than any of the OilPulls.