Fairly new 1913 touring with interesting front spring loaded front bumper. It looks like snow on the ground and on the downed tree just to the front of the car in the background. That may be the reason they have tire chains on the rear tires.
Note the repair boot on the left front tire.
Roughing it? Naw....Looks just like my property. I should look around and see if they are still there. LOL
Keep 'em coming Jay!! I just love the size differences between folks today and those 100 years ago. Think you could get 3 full grown women in the back seat of a '13 touring today?
Thanks for posting Jay. I'm not so sure it's chain or rope. It looks like the rows don't go around the rim. Maybe a solid cleated tire?
Looks like a snow tire to me.
1910 Ford, serial #15480 belonging to Samuel Gibeau of Red Lake Falls, Minnesota.
First photo most likely taken in 1910 or 1911 due to absence of front license plate.
Second photo taken in 1912, '13 or '14 due to Minnesota 1912-13-14 three year plate.
Note booties on tires. In first photo, the booties are clean. In second photo, the booties are full of mud. The 1913 above may have similar booties.
That brass is looking mighty nice. Trick with photoshop or a sign that some folks kept their early Fords looking fine.
Erik - Two nice photos for sure. I think maybe the "booties" as you call them in your two pictures are what are on the rear wheels of the car in Jay's photo. Interesting that in your first photo Eric, the "booties" are ONLY on the front wheels! They are an interesting accessory for sure. Bet they were very expensive back in the brass "T" era. A tough job putting them on too I'll bet. I can just imagine the improvement in traction they would provide on those early "treadless" tires!
Nic pictures all,....an an interesting thread,......harold
NICE,...not nic,.....dang it anyway! As Stan says,....Poofread, prufreed,...!
Harold an interesting thread AND tread!
Eric, nice pictures. I have never seen those "booties" before or any adds for them. Very interesting. Dave
Hmmm...I would guess they are made of leather and fitted with metal studs. If so, a good idea for ice but no advantage in mud and sand. Rare perhaps because people knew rope or chains worked better?
Constantine, I'm sure they would help some in mud and snow, not as good as chains though no doubt. They had to be better than the smooth tires. As for sand, I would think the smooth tires would be better. JMHO. Dave