Early Brass Era T photo

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Early Brass Era T photo
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Hycner on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:49 am:


Early photo of a T in front of Geitner's theater in Silver Creek NY. Building is still there but now used as a dance club, youth center. Village had the same problem back then with the kids hanging out by the Gazebo, that is why the points are on the fence rail. So the kids don't sit there all day.Too bad I can't see the title off the movie poster to date this.
In the spring I'm going to park my T there and stage the same shot.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:39 am:

Be sure to post that photo Jim when the time comes. Those kind of photos are always fun to do and look at.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dwight Romberger on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:26 pm:

The poster is of the 1921 silent flim "A Tale of Two Worlds" starring Mary Pickford.1921 A Tale of Two Worlds


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dwight Romberger on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:30 pm:

What I would be interested in knowing is what the special boxes are mounted on the back of the car?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John H. Nichols on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 01:50 pm:

Dwight

Maybe there are new movies in the box ?

John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick J. Gunter on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 03:18 pm:

This may be getting off topic but it does tie in with the photo. Back in the teens and twenties, silent movie theaters used movable stands to set on the sidewalk (like the ones in this picture). They usually contained a one-sheet poster (27”x41”), or the set of 8 lobby cards (each 11”x14”), or a combination of the one-sheet and 4 lobby cards on each side. They usually had a small card at the top telling what days of the week the movie was playing: (such as: FRI-SUN, TUES-THURS, etc.)
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I have been looking for one of those stands for a long time. I don’t know if they are rare or if I can’t find any because I don’t know what they are called. Does anyone know what these stands are called? Are they called “sidewalk poster stands” or “coming attraction stands” or what? Does anyone know of any for sale? Does anyone know if there might be plans available to make an authentic looking poster stand? I could probably make one by looking at a picture but I don’t even have a close-up photo of one. I saw a real one about 30 years ago but my mental picture has gotten a little fuzzy.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Watson -Florence,Colorado on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 04:01 pm:

Rick,
I can remember when some kids were paid ($?) to walk up and down the street near the Theater advertising a coming attraction and they were call Sandwich Boards as they had Posters front and back with a Kid in the Middle

-Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick J. Gunter on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 04:11 pm:

Don,
Yes I've heard of the sandwich board too.
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Also, I just now did a Google search to find an answer. I ran across an original in an online auction and they called it a "Wooden Sidewalk Marquee."
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http://nov10.hugginsandscott.com/cgi-bin/showitem.pl?itemid=27657


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 05:18 pm:

Rick & Don - Come to think of it, it's not unusual to see guys wearing a "sandwich board" at Chickasha, or for that matter, most any large Model "T" swap meet! I'll bet it's effective too, as I'm sure there are quite a few older "T" guys that are not into computers and therefore, do not use internet "classifieds"!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By william louis rosenthal on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:25 pm:

Is the truck shown here a cutoff 12 Touring?
Regards,
Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 05:18 pm:

Scott,

I agree with you assessment. Assuming the T only had the modifications needed to add the rear box and modify the top – I believe it most likely started life as a 1912 slab sided (smooth sided) touring. If it was built up from parts from a several different cars – I still think it likely was a 1912 slab sided body that was cut off and made into a work truck.



Key 1912 feature that I believe we can see is the exposed wood sill below the false foredoor. And of course the false foredoor is a 1912 factory feature but was available as an option from Ford for some of the earlier 1911 cars as well as from other accessory companies.

If it was a 1913 or later it we would not see the foredoor part. If it was a step sided 1911-12 we should be able to see a step under the front seat.

Note I believe the box/trunk/work area at the rear of the cut off somehow folds back up or is lifted back up onto the back of the chassis. It is way to low for many of the roads back then and is so far back it would tend to make the car handle even more squirrely. I believe that back area is a work table/bench. The object on the right side of it reminds me of the pipe vise my Dad used to use. (Photo borrowed from the internet at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/183062869/pipe-vise-industrial-decor-the-ridge?ref=market )



As always a higher resolution copy would add more clarity to our guesses.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


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