Old Photo - Newly Delivered Model T's At The Rail Platform.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 11:25 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 07:42 am:

Great photo - I wonder where the fenders were?
Early 1917:s made during 1916, since the asbestos wrapping on the muffler was discontinued about that time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 08:51 am:

You just can't get good asbestos anymore.

Such a shame.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 10:40 am:

That guy at the left foreground, now that's a purist!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 03:52 pm:

Is there mud on the tread of the tires or are they white walls?

: ^ )


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 04:22 pm:

That's where tire development was in 1917. If you look at the pages about the Rip Van Winkle '17 in Bruce McCalley's book, you can see close up photos.

The thread part was made out of rubber mixed with coal powder to increase wear resistance, while the rest of the tire was natural rubber. The front tires were smooth.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, February 02, 2015 - 06:31 pm:

I think it's mud, since the line between the light and dark is very uneven.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 02:32 am:

Well Mike, the lines between light and dark were indeed uneven due to the production process - it was not like later days when the white sides were an added feature to make the tire look good, it was more by accident since the war conditions forced some experimentation, and mixing with carbon black showed better wear characteristics.

tire factory

rip van w tire

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(Message edited by Roger K on February 03, 2015)


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