A couple in a Model NRS -Photo

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: A couple in a Model NRS -Photo
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Friday, March 25, 2016 - 04:43 am:



Most likely a Model N, I think.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Trent Boggess on Friday, March 25, 2016 - 05:52 am:

Thank you for posting this picture.

This is a 1907 Model N. The tires are clinchers and the sidelights do not have bail handles. Those two features suggest that it is a '07. It also does not have a door in the right side of the hood.

It has several other interesting features. The high/low shift lever and the starting crank are clearly painted, not brass plated. According to the records at The Henry Ford, those two parts were brass plated in 1908. Note the little squeeze horn attached to the top of the steering column.

One other interesting point. Model N radiators came in two thicknesses, thin and thick. The thick version seems to be more common in pictures and surviving cars. This car appears to have a thin radiator, and consequently the hood appears to a little bit longer than most NRS hoods.

The car was mostly painted maroon color. The film available when this image was made was monochromatic, which made red colors appear as black in the prints. This is also why one rarely sees black pinstripes in the photos, because they become merged into the underlying red color of the car.

Respectfully submitted,

Trent Boggess


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard E Moore Jr. Pickwick lake Tenn. on Friday, March 25, 2016 - 10:33 am:

Ever notice people didn't smile as much in the good old days.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Parker on Friday, March 25, 2016 - 03:35 pm:

Is that a little latch or handle that shows near the rear of the trunk?

Ken in Texas


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Friday, March 25, 2016 - 03:42 pm:

Or possibly the tail light bail?
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Friday, March 25, 2016 - 07:01 pm:

It should be the trunk latch handle. It looks as if it may be an aftermarket handle. Model N rear view:



Model R drawing:


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