Old photo. Early phone company car?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Old photo. Early phone company car?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dale L Myers on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 08:09 pm:


Looks like a phone on the back.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 08:12 pm:

Excellent Photo Dale!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 08:40 pm:

They had to take off the Bu'tugly horn to mount the ladder.

: ^ )


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 08:54 pm:

Excellent photo, but you guys are all wrong in thinking it's an early phone company car. Clearly that's an early cell phone in the back. The wire is for power, that's why it's so long. The ladder is for climbing up on a roof when they need to find a signal.

The proof of this explanation is the bent fenders, having been bent when the driver ran into things while talking on the phone.:-) :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 09:04 pm:

Phone Installer's car. Back in the day, it was typical to have line crews and installers as separate
functions.

Looks like he dented his cap when he dented the fender ! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 09:06 pm:

Same Ford dealer as this car.

It sure would be appreciated if sources for photos were included when they are posted on the forum.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/610854.html?1454610663


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 09:41 pm:

Keep those photos coming, Dale!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Watson -Florence,Colorado on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 10:34 pm:

Notice this is a 1911 Torpedo

-Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James M. Riedy, Sandusky, Ohio on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 11:20 pm:

Looks like a nice spare block in the window with possibly a aluminum hogs head. Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 04:26 pm:

Modern phone conversation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ64R0KKssc


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 04:45 pm:

And we wonder why the fenders on T's got cracked and bent!
This was a working vehicle that was used for that purpose. Things were bound to happen!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 05:06 pm:

A later T telephone car.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:27 pm:

Wow great picture. Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gary hammond on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 05:21 am:

I believe that Torpedo has been tipped on it's left side at some point. Both left fenders and the running board are high, and out of place. The running board support is bowed also. Gary


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 09:53 am:

Same place as an earlier post, just better weather! Maybe promotional pics for the dealer? That poor Torpedo is pretty beat up on the left side!


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