Looks like a phone on the back.
Excellent Photo Dale!
They had to take off the Bu'tugly horn to mount the ladder.
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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.
Phone Installer's car. Back in the day, it was typical to have line crews and installers as separate
Looks like he dented his cap when he dented the fender !
Same Ford dealer as this car.
It sure would be appreciated if sources for photos were included when they are posted on the forum.
Keep those photos coming, Dale!
Notice this is a 1911 Torpedo
Looks like a nice spare block in the window with possibly a aluminum hogs head. Jim
Modern phone conversation
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!
A later T telephone car.
Wow great picture. Tim
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
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!