Must be a '17? Round felloe wheels.
Those were also commonly known by the name "puttees". I have several pair. One pair look just like that, lace the same way and all. I also have a military pair that lace in a zigzag the whole side. Both pair are way too skinny for me, even years ago when I was skinny as a rail. When I wore my WWI uniform to honor WWI vets in parades years ago, I usually wore what were commonly called "wraps" which were a long and about four inch wide piece of cloth literally wrapped around and around the leg from the ankle to the knee. Original photos of the war front show that many soldiers did in fact wear the wraps. After wearing them a number of times, I began to wonder what the reasoning could have been? They were difficult and time consuming to put on properly, and would not stay on if they were not done just so. I would have thought the puttees were more practical. Maybe Gustav can answer that question?
The T must be a '17. Wheels, early wishbone, and it looks like the riveted windshield frame mount. Nice and shiny yet.
Great photo! Thank you.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
The leggings were called spats which is short spatterdash, here in Texas.
And Spatterguards. Kept pant cuffs clean, dirt out of shoes and insects from crawling up your leg.
Yes, 1917 also confirmed by the windshield which still has the equal length hinges. Those were discontinued during the 1917 model year.
And a cool radiator or he would not have his hand there.
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I was also told that they wore leggings, spats, or what ever you want to call them to keep ticks off the soldiers legs. They camped in fields and wooded areas that ticks thrive in.
Here's the correct way to crank. Not that many of us do
Actually, that make's it look like he's pushing down which is a BIG no-no, whichever hand you choose to use.
I think you guys make WAY too big a deal about cranking right handed. Truth be known, more do than don't.
It is more important to know where to set the spark than which hand you crank with. Certainly it would be good to learn to crank with the left hand but many of us have done it wrong for many years and lived to tell the tail.
When I was stationed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily we had some nice big centipedes about 6-7 inches long. As the air field was just being set up we were using artificial lights powered by portable generators. One night we were sitting around a light playing poker when one guy jumped up screaming and grabbed his pant leg. As he was shaking his pant leg one of the centipedes dropped out. Happened more than once. Always good for a big laugh.
And if you have an Anderson timer and it fails to start on the first swing, have a glance through the windshield and make sure the spark lever has stayed up before cranking again.