Looks like delivery of a fleet sale. Can't quite make out the words on the sides, these are neat, strange looking trucks.
Could that building be a distributorship? I would like to know more about this photo.
I wonder if the 7 running chassis units were sold then taken wherever for the bodies then reunited at the dealership for this photo.
Question: What's the difference between a dealership and a distributorship?
Here's our bakery in Grayling Michigan. It was originally built as a Ford dealership in the 1920's. I was told that the owner traded some land in the U.P. to Henry, for a dealership. There are pictures inside of the interior when it was a Ford dealership.
The door with the roof over it, on the side of the building, is where the model T's went in and out.
The difference between dealership and distributorship is 5 letters!
Henry...basically more "markup"!! Distributor buys from factory, marks it up, sells to the dealer, who marks it up again. Nothing like capitalism!
It may have been the Bay City Ford Dealership on the corner of E. Kearsley and Harrison St., Flint, MI. Nothing there now. A fellow named Otto Graff was the owner that signed on with Ford in 1914 to sell 125 cars a year.
Ken in Texas
(Message edited by drkbp on March 02, 2016)
There are only two cities named "Bay City" in the U.S.A. One is in Michigan and the other in Texas. Each has only about 40,000 population or less. Why seven trucks for such small towns ?
I enlarged the picture and it looks like Bay city Market. There is still an open market in Bay City Texas to this day.
That first letter in the third word could be an "M". It does not seem to be an F.
Ken in Texas
I was wondering why Bay City Michigan would have open cab Fords. Texas makes more sense.
There is a Bay City, Oregon. It is just up Highway 101 from Tillamook, Oregon, home of the world famous Pig 'n' Ford Races.
Bay City, Oregon: Population 1265. Sa-lute!
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Which of the Bay City-s had a street car line?
Ken, Bay City Oregon has only 1200 people and would hardly require seven trucks.
Bay City Michigan and Texas both have over 40,000 people in them at this time.