I guess they wanted to show off their windows in the house.
Which years of the black cars had this folding windshield?
I guess it was easier to climb out the window and get in the car or they parked next to the window so when they were inside they could sit and look at their car.
May be they were using the ac mag to work a light in the paler .
The 1915-1916 Brass radiator and through to mid 1917 black radiator open cars had a similar looking folding windshield. The brackets that held the windshield to the car were a little different -- they had rivets rather than screws. And the windshield hinge was equal length rather than offset. From http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/523673.html Larry Smith posted the early 1917 touring that is shown below:
The mid 1917 to 1922 windshield for the non-starter open cars were identical to the one shown above. From the same thread I just mentioned they Jay posted the photo below of an 1917 (still had tomb stone rear window) but had the unequal length windshield hinges.
The 1919-1922 starter equipped cars had a very similar windshield but the brackets to hold the kerosene side lamps were no longer part of the bracket that held the windshield to the body.
l923-25 model year cars used the slant windshield.
And Ford of Canada introduced the slant windshield earlier than the USA -- during the 1920 model year and continuing through 1925 model year.
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U sure know a lot about Model ts.
Once it is pointed out, it is easy to tell when the windshield is folded if the car has the equal length hinges as shown in the original photo and posted below:
Or the mid 1917-1922 unequal length windshield hinges as shown below on our 1918. Note how the windshield sticks up substantially higher than the lower windshield. Also how the folded windshield frame is higher from the cowl than the earlier style.
The car in the original photograph is an early to Apr"ish" 1917 based on the windshield hinges and black radiator. Ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/doc17.htm see: APR 19, 1917 Acc. 78, Ford Archives
Windshield hinge (with the unequal length arms) noted. If we could see the type of windshield brackets they changed a few months earlier -- but I cannot really tell one way or the other from that photo.
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