Any idea what this was when it was new?
Here is a photo i made of of any bromhen Legs ander & his pieind Haiold Ponter in his lacing car - You will reeognize shere A is Takau.
i think i am illiterate and no i don't know what it was.
LOL Kep. His handwriting isn't great but it isn't that bad.
"Here is a photo I made of my brother Lysander + his friend Harold Porter in his racing car - you will recognize where it is taken - Love to you, Joey"
He uses the + sign as "and".
I can't rule out it being a Simplex. The drive sprocket is smaller and the lower body is similar. What do the Experts think?
The shape of the hood looks like a 1911 Welch.
This is what was left out of the message.
Here is a photo I made of my brother Lysauder & his friend Harold Porter in his racing car.
You will recognize where it is taken.
A few minutes after I took the picture they attempted to drive over to Uncle Clem's farm and forgot about the big tree at the bridge.
Lysauder and Harold are now sharing a bed at Aunt Gertie's and we are expecting them to be able to walk again in the spring.
By the way the tree was only slightly damaged but I can't say the same for the car.
Dan Woolf, I'm really impressed that you recognized the hood as a Welch. I'm guessing there are darn few today that even know the name let alone know the hood shape.
I had the privilege of doing restoration research on Harrah's Welch back in the day. The Welch was an engineering masterpiece. Overhead cam, pressure lubrication just to mention a couple.
The L A county museum had and probably still has a nice unrestored Welch. Not a chain drive tho.
Oh how soon we forget cursive writing! The "and" sign he used was common, it's not a + sign at all. It's the cursive version of the ampersand.
Neat cars - completely exposed overhead valving!
Hemispherical combustion chamber also.
My granddaughter is 8 and her school no longer teaches cursive writing. Their theory is since everyone uses a keyboard they no longer want to spend the time and money to teach handwriting anymore. go figure????
I buy that brass car guy, as the handwriting I have seen of people in the 18-25 year old range these days looks like a 4 year old from the 30's-70's. I work with a 21 year old that is well educated and a good hard worker, can't write for beans though.
Aside from what kind of car it was, I am wondering what that thing is on the running board. I am thinking carbide generator but it looks too bulky and cast rather then what one would see normally.