I volunteer in a local museum and came across this photo today. Do any of you experts know what kind of car it is?
Here is the clearest enlargement of the radiator I could get.
Maxwell. 2-cylinder, circa 1907. Someone else will be able to tell you the year and model for sure. Neat photo.
its a 09 maxwell jr. i have one. the jr was made cheaper just to be able to compete against the model t. so, you got no headlights, elephant ear fenders, no running boards (buggy step instead), no top or windshield. its basically a stripped down model A maxwell. many were sold, and many survive, but most have been fancied up to look like the model A, and not the simple car it started out as. i just looked for a photo, and i cant believe i dont have one! computer died 3 years ago, and i guess they all went away ! did the 11 and 12 new london to new brighton run with it . what fun!
Thanks for the clarification, Clayton. It's funny, the fenders (along with the bale-handled side lights) were what led me to believe it was a little earlier.
its a great photo, i had to look again. i now see the rear seat ( how could i miss it?) ,no back seat on the cheap jr, so Chris may be right, model A maxwell of 07 era would have the elephant ear fenders too
That Maxwell had a drive shaft which was rare as most two cylinder cars of that era had chain drive. A friend of mine made a stroker crankshaft out of a Jeep crank and it gained five miles an hour Jim Guinn of Guinn wooden bands drives that car to this day.
Thank you all. Now if we only knew who was in it. I wish the old timers would have put names and dates on the back of photos.