Anybody know the year of this example?
The runabout looks like a 1916, but the conversion to pull a fifth wheel trailer may have been done somewhat later, hard to tell
Looks like a '16 to me.
Is that a version of a 5th wheel?
Not sure of much about the picture except that it seemed like another great example of innovation for the era.
Ye gads! Is that a portable kitchen to make the "Kakes"? Seems mighty large and complicated to be just delivering pre-baked "Kakes".
I was wondering if these were the forerunners of TASTYKAKES, popular snack foods in the Northeast, Pennsylvania, etc.
Just found some possible background on this rig that was likely a horse drawn wagon before it was converted to being drawn by the T. Interesting.
The 1900 to 1907 style fenders would be a good argument for the trailer to have been repurposed to the T. The front fenders aren't that functional in this case but may have been needed in a horse drawn application.
Yes the brief article suggested the windows in the front of the trailer were because it was originally horse drawn and the driver would stand there to look forward.