Gas lamps and an aluminum crank handle. Can't tell for sure, but I don't think I can see any louvers in the hood. Interesting.
We've posted video of that car being driven by Henry Ford in the past. It is a factory prototype, and the two gentlemen are Ford Executives. Great photo.
What is the bar running behind the headlamps?
That is not the same car as the custom-bodied coupelet that was filmed with Henry Ford and John Burroughs which had a substantially different body including a totally different cowl, doors that are hinged at the front and aftermarket curved fenders.
Research the forum threads and you'll see.
Also - I wonder if the brass was nickel plated?
You are right Erik - similar but different. Click here:
I picked this up from the other thread but Briggs built bodies for the model T?? Bud.
Bud -- Coupelet bodies were built by Fisher.
Those headlamps sure look bigger than normal.
I too was curious about the headlamps. I don't recall seeing others with what appears to be conical type reflectors in the body of the lamps along with the usual concave mirrors. Any ideas as to what they are?
Those are called a double reflector lamp. I have one on my running board I used this morning when I went to get a hair cut. It is a Victor but has the same size mirrors as my John Browns, 6". Those lamps on that couplet are bigger than what was used on Ford T's.
Ken in Texas
I'm trying to make the connection between a headlamp on a running board and a hair cut? Either of the two or all three? I'm confused!
Yes you are <grin> Too concise on my part maybe. I drove my '14 T to the barber shop early Friday morning before daylight and had the acetylene headlights and a single driving light all lit. If you use the two acetylene headlights on a Model T very much, you may soon see a plus to having an extra driving or spot light. Mine is just a Victor double reflector acetylene that is post mounted on the running board. Ford didn't offer a double reflector gas lamp on the Model T as factory equipment that I am aware of.
Ken in Texas
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Somehow being post mounted just didn't occur to me.
It all makes perfect sense now! Thanks!