Looks like Ohio 1912, 1913 and 1914 plates. Photo is dated 1914.
Kind of like the senile old man who put on a fresh pair of socks every morning. By Sunday, he had seven pairs of socks on his feet.
Car looks like a Metz.
The same reason you keep all the past registrations in the jockey box, so you can show the officer that you do have a history of licensing the car in spite of the fact that the most recent registration is expired.
Yes, it is a Metz model 22. Probably a 1912 based upon the license plate, but a 1913 would be nearly identical.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
1 for the car, 1 for the horse, and 1 for the buckboard
Could be the first car in the area and he wants every one to remember that. It could also serve as an audible indicator that he's running out of ground clearance.
A previous owner did a similar thing on our 1911 Paige-Detroit. 1941-53 are accounted for here-stacked one on top of the other.
I've seen other early cars with different states represented because of reciprocity laws, meaning you had to have a license for each state in which you wanted to drive the vehicle.
In some jurisdictions it was necessary to have two license plates. My dad used to deliver furniture around the Los Angeles area in the 1940's and he had to have another license plate which was for deliveries to Beverly Hills. If every town in the area had that rule he would have had about 50 plates on his truck!
Well actually different license for different states still goes on today. Look at the door or side panel of a tractor trailer and you will see a gaggle of "state license stamps". A sticker for the many states that require it.
Can you tell us a little about the Lancaster County Nebraska Paige-Detroit. Also, what is the second car you posted?
Thanks, and I hope Herb doesn't mind the thread drift....
I'll bet the horse is thinking, " just move that horseless carriage closer and I will kick it hard."
The red car is the Melton, Biondi (and others) 1905 Fiat that RM sold at Hershey this year.
The Paige-Detroit was sold new in Lincoln (Lord auto Sales, I believe). It was traded in on a new 1928 Graham-Paige to Lord and remained in their showroom until Graham-Paige went out of business in 1940. It was then bought by an individual that owned it until the late 1990's. He sold it to the people we bought it from a couple years ago. It is all original except tires.
Sorry all for the thread drift.
Thanks Chris, great cars. If I may help look for any Lincoln info on the car, send a pm.
Herb, thank you for posting this thread. You come up with many great pics,
In the photo that started the thread, they are Ohio plates - 1912, 1913, 1914. No good reason to have all three plates on the car.