Old Photo - A "Doctor's" Coupe

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 10:07 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 10:29 am:

What really nice coupe. What type of wheels are on the car? I can enlarge the pic enough to see a brand. Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 10:50 am:

It makes me sick when folks call them Doctor's Coupes. |0@


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 11:04 am:

My guess those are Dayton wire wheels.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 11:30 am:

How does he keep the crank at 12 o'clock ? Another accessory ? That "doc" looks mighty self-confident with spot-light, wire wheels, white wall tires, and moto-meter ! (And his high-water britches !)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 11:39 am:

I guess we ought to say 'a Dr and his Coupe'.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 11:45 am:

Rich

That crank handle is held by accessory clamp, fitted to the spring support/front motor mount.

And note, this early starter equipped closed car has the early 'two' bulb lamps, the upper bulb in the reflector is the dim bulb, the center contains the normal high bulb single filament.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 11:54 am:

My wife says the headlights look like eyes, the crank handle looks like a nose and the springs make it look like the car is frowning :-(


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 11:55 am:

Rich (& others)

Sometimes Google frightens me....it knows a lot about a lot of things...for example:

In the deep, dark recesses of my failing memory, I vaguely remembered Frank Harris posting a way to keep his crank upright. I could not remember the title, so I put the words "Frank Harris upright crank MTFCA" in the Google search box...voila, one of the hits produced this post...
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/491408.html?1415838979
scroll down to Frank's post (November 12, 2014) and you'll see how he accomplished the vertical position.

Apparently what is posted on the web stays for a L O N G time. Must watch what we type. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 12:03 pm:

No real indication that he's a doc is there? just what was the advantage, if any, to the crank being upright?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gilbert V. I. Fitzhugh on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 12:11 pm:

It kept the crank handle from dragging through the mud on a deeply-rutted dirt road.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 12:31 pm:

I'm more interested in that speedometer drive!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson, Dunbarton, NH on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 01:03 pm:

I think he's a real doctor and he puts Viagra in his motor oil and MMO in his gas tank, just saying.

Happy motoring,

Warren

this could be another "Dr's Coupe?"

this could be another "Dr's Coupe?"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By charley shaver- liberal,mo. on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 01:29 pm:

with that maney goodes on it and no bag, i would think lawyer. charley


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson, Dunbarton, NH on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 04:36 pm:

Good one Charley, with his long coat, is that snow (definitely a 4 letter word) that I see on the cowl?

Happy motoring,

Warren


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Van Evera in the U.P. of MI. on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 05:48 pm:

Richard: I just got that one..... Ha ha ha!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lonnie Doan S. E. Illinois on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 05:53 pm:

And they said the OE paint doesnt shine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 06:05 pm:

Wouldn't this be more of a lawyers Coupe?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By thomas elliott nw pa on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 06:14 pm:

Somebody said "doctors coupe" long before any of us were born, so it stuck, big deal. Could as well been "doctors roadster" if bystander was a newspaper man!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Kable - Kiama NSW OZ on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 06:31 pm:

Not only were they advertised as Doctors coupe's they ere selling them to doctors.

doc coupe

A newspaper note from 1924 in South Australia


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 07:25 pm:

With all the specialization in the medical field, exactly what kind of doctor is such
a coupe named for ? Would we call a roadster be called a cardiologist roadster, and
a sedan deemed a neurologist sedan ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 08:05 pm:

Here's the back page of "The Spotlight (A Magazine of Service)" published in August 1923 by Nicollet Auto Sales Co., a Ford dealership in Minneapolis.

No mention of doctors here.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 08:31 pm:

Jay,

I always enjoy yours and others early photos. In this case I looked, but I did not find the one or two other photos of that same man and or same coupe. From memory, I believe the man is a Ford dealer / Ford Agency in Oregon.

Maybe I will run across them again and be able to add them later. Or maybe one of you will remember seeing them in one of your books etc.

Again, thank you for posting them.

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Warren on Monday, November 07, 2016 - 09:54 pm:

LOL so how many women own these? he he he


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brass car guy on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 09:25 am:

I just purchased a 1919 coupe and bought it home Sunday. Older restoration, added some gas and a battery and took a ride Monday. A right smart car and a nice ride.

I have always wanted a coupe and finally got the chance and I snapped it up.

It has a couple of upgrades, Hassler's in the front and Float A Fords on the rear, demountables, electric start and a wood steering wheel.

This ones a keeper,

brasscarguy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 09:30 am:

Eric, maybe it ought to be called a Women's Coupe!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 10:33 am:

If one of those cars was owned by a barrel maker would it then be a Cooper's Coupe?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson, Dunbarton, NH on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 04:11 pm:

Brass Car Guy, sounds like you hit the jack pot, if you can please post some photos.

Happy motoring,

Warren


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 05:54 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard E Moore Jr. Pickwick lake Tenn. on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 06:05 pm:

Hey. Charlie. You keep texting and driving your going to need a lawyer. Ha ha.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mundinho Falcao on Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 06:57 am:

Here is another photo of the same car but with a woman getting into it.

https://www.granger.com/results.asp?image=0014445&itemw=3&itemf=0007&itemstep=1& itemx=1&screenwidth=768


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 06:39 am:

Mundinho,

Thank you so much for the link to the photo. That is the other photo that I was thinking of. It is in one of the Ford books I have but I could not locate again.

We know it is the same car as the license plate, spot light, wire wheels, crank in the up position, etc. are all the same. And looking closer at the two photos we notice they were taken during the same shooting. The car and camera were in the same spot. The photo with the man in it appears to be cropped a little tighter so some of the view in the other photo is not shown. The only change appears to be the man moved out of the photo and the woman opened the car door and was now in the photo. Checking reference spots they all appear to be the same. The valve stem on the left front wheel is the same spot. The right front fender is next to the same brick in the steps. The grass stems seen through the back window are the same etc

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 09:40 am:

Well now Richard, if you lived back in 1908 the term 'Doctor's Coupe' for the FORD would have been most respected! :-)

Here is Dr.Gayman's Ford!







Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 05:30 am:

Dan,

Thank you for posting the photo & illustration of the 1908 Model S Coupe. Ford probably made that illustration available for dealers to run in their papers etc. The same illustration was run in the January 5, 1908 “Daily News, Denver Colorado.” Thank you Paul Mikeska for sending us the illustration form the "Daily News" that is posted in a previous thread on Coupes at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/79780.html

And the photo you show was apparently used by Dr Gayman to advertise his service. There are two slightly different photos of the same S Coupe in almost the identical location.

If anyone finds additional information on Dr Gayman or about his or other Model S Ford coupes (approximately 28 are documented in the Ford records, but there may have been others?) please let us know.

Respectfully submitted,

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