The touring car body in the foreground is still the five piece rear section design. It is set up for a two man top with the L shaped top iron supports.
Ken in Texas
Uh-oh someone moved that must have been a long exposure. I count 4 or 5 hands on the guy in the lower left.
He's two faced.
Also note the finished body paint. Especially the window reflection on the cowls. This differs from earlier photos (c.1914) showing the body in primer or base color (dull) while being upholstered then finished on the paint line with upholstery installed.
When I zoom in I can see the straight 1915 - 1916 door latch on the front door.
it also has the double tack strip,very early 15" .charley
The guy on the cell phone (lower center) makes me wonder...
It is also not assembly-line layout. Is that a stack of sewn upholstery on the right? Seems like a strange way to place it for ready access.
So, this picture is more likely mis-identified and is 1915?
Proof positive that time travel is or soon will be possible. Either that or he is an extra terrestrial.
Well who ever wrote on the card was mistaken then.
This is why we have lengthy discussions about what was done when! So many notes, books, and other history is based upon faulty memory.
I have said it before, and I will say it again. We know a lot more today about how and when automobiles were built a hundred years ago than was known about the same era fifty or sixty years ago.
Thank you Herb for all the photos you post!
And thank you all for your contributions to our growing knowledge.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, w2
"Assembly plant" and "assembly line" are two different things !
There is a photo in the California Archives labeled "Oroville 1850" but recent review of it has proven it to be a RARE photo of Bidwell Bar, one of only a handful known. It has taken some time to convince "experts" that it has been mis-labeled for decades.