1909 Colt County WA Irrigation Project-Photo

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 10:04 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Sherman Tacoma WA on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 12:16 pm:

No Colt County in WA


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 03:25 pm:

Herb,

Thanks for posting!

Note that the Ford brass script (Ford Part # 3935 and factory number T-1114) is attached to radiator at an angle rather horizontally straight across. They would lose points under the current MTFCI Judging Guidelines. Of course an owner may have changed it to slanted -- but I would guess they would not fool with that. I wish the car appeared newer rather than used as that would add additional weight that it came from the factory that way rather than increasing the odds that an owner changed it later.

I think the closest car appears to have a bill on the right front fender? If so, then it could be a late 1909 or 1910. "If" the caption with the photo is correct -- then late 1909 or early 1910.

Any other early photos especially of new looking 1909-10s with the Ford script running diagonally? (Yes, the 1909 Ford racer #2 was photographed at the start of the race with the Ford script on a diagonal (ref page 62 of Stern's "Tin Lizzie"). But sometime during the race it was changed to horizontal (ref Stern's page 64, 65, 69 etc.).

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 04:27 pm:

I am sorry. It is Bent County WA.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robbie Price on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 04:30 pm:

What body style is the first car? Does it have straight top irons? I can't hardly tell.

Robbie


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 05:41 pm:

Robbie,

The car closest to the camera is a touring. I believe the passenger rear door is open and the person with his foot on the running boar also has his hand on the top of the open door. While a little hard to see at the angle the photo was taken it appears to have the dog leg or bowed at the bottom top irons. It also has the locking landau irons on the side of the top. They are easier to see at the rear than at the front of the top.

Note only the 1909-1910 cars had the front top bow like that. The 1911 style cars moved the front top bow part way up the other front top bow to make it easier to enter and exit the car.

Below is the photo zoomed in a little more and the contrast adjusted.



Below is photo of Phil Mino's 1911 (it has accessory front doors that were added) to show the 1911 style top.



Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Sullivan on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:09 pm:

Ain't no Bent county either, but there is a Benton. Dave in Bellingham, WA


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brass car guy on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:21 pm:

There is a Colton Washington down in the Palouse wheat country.

Wonder if they intended to write Colton.

just sayin'

brasscarguy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Watson -Florence,Colorado on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:06 pm:

The Above Photo was taken as a Party was inspecting State Land in Bent County in Colorado in 1910.
This $2,000,000 Irrigation and Reclamation Project (Desert Land Reservoir & Canal Co) was proposed in 1910 by William A,Colt of Las Animas,CO It would have involved 125,000 to 150,000 Acres of State land in Bent and Otero Counties near Lake Meredith in Southwest CO.Presumably Mr Colt is one of the men in this photo.Mr Colt was listed in the 1910 Census as Ditch Contractor-South Las Animas in Bent
County,CO
According to an Article Dated Apr 15,1910 from the Longmont Ledger "Register Jefferson of the State Land Board and Two other Representatives along with one man from the State Engineers Office left Monday Night to examine the Project.Four of the men pictured are likely these Individuals.

-Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:06 pm:

Bent County, Colorado, W. A. Colt:




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:08 pm:

Don, great minds think (and post) alike......

:-)


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