Look at the front end alignment.
A little bit of negative camber never hurt anybody!!
Just from the looks of the wood front axle alone would suspect Brush.
Not a Brush. The axle is probably a straight steel tube which was very common before about 1907. A lot of them were a bit light on material and they did tend to bend a bit on the rough roads of the day. At speeds under the common 15 mph, handling with such a bend was usually not a problem.
Brush used two different style radiators, that is neither of them. What keeps bugging me, is that I KNOW I have seen this make before. Unusual and very distinctive radiator setup. But I have not yet been able to place it. Buick did something very similar I think in 1905 and only for about one year. But I don't think it is a Buick.
A wonderful photo! I wish Chris P would check in and ease my mind by telling me what it is.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Dale, A Brush as coil springs on all four corners. It is no later than 1906 because of the fenders.
Frank, those are the same style fenders as I had on my Locomobile and that was an '08. Plow style fenders survived well into 1910 but I agree that the car in the picture is probably earlier than 1910 and more than likely prior to 1908.
Herb, any idea where this picture might have come from? Just think, all the people in this picture are dead, yet no doubt they most likely have some survivors to this day, that just might be thrilled at the chance of seeing, or even obtaining, such a neat picture.
Those are some strange looking front fenders!
If they had practiced birth control the car would have not been overloaded. Seems the license plate is New Hampshire and the winters are very cold there so that may be their excuse.
Plow sheer fenders were quite common thru 1908. The radiator is quite small suggesting a 1 or 2 cylinder car. It appears the motor is under the hood as there is a flywheel is the photo behind the radiator. Oakland had a 2 cylinder vertical motor and it looks similar to this photo. The radiator cap is oval similar to Overland possible an early Overland? The location of the spark and throttle levers might also be a giveaway. notice how they are positioned below the steering wheel.
Note the sissy handles on the dash for those high speed fast turns. The side lights look to be Staylits like I have on my 1907 Reo 2 cylinder.
Look at the photos of New London New Brighton 2015 Run. you will see one in the photos.
Well Herb it looks like you stumped the stars on this one. I'll take a guess that it's a 1907 North American Piecost.
Nice set up, Dennis
$2.50 with sauce?
Brass guy...we must remember back then the only birth control was "self control"...pretty hard to have on those long cold New Hampshire winter nights!! The two big girls in the back almost look like twins. Poor ol' dad looks pretty worn out too. Would love to know this family's history.