What really nice coupe. What type of wheels are on the car? I can enlarge the pic enough to see a brand. Tim
It makes me sick when folks call them Doctor's Coupes. |0@
My guess those are Dayton wire wheels.
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 !)
I guess we ought to say 'a Dr and his Coupe'.
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.
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
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...
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.
No real indication that he's a doc is there? just what was the advantage, if any, to the crank being upright?
It kept the crank handle from dragging through the mud on a deeply-rutted dirt road.
I'm more interested in that speedometer drive!
I think he's a real doctor and he puts Viagra in his motor oil and MMO in his gas tank, just saying.
this could be another "Dr's Coupe?"
with that maney goodes on it and no bag, i would think lawyer. charley
Good one Charley, with his long coat, is that snow (definitely a 4 letter word) that I see on the cowl?
Richard: I just got that one..... Ha ha ha!
And they said the OE paint doesnt shine.
Wouldn't this be more of a lawyers Coupe?
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!
Not only were they advertised as Doctors coupe's they ere selling them to doctors.
A newspaper note from 1924 in South Australia
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 ?
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.
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.
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LOL so how many women own these? he he he
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,
Eric, maybe it ought to be called a Women's Coupe!
If one of those cars was owned by a barrel maker would it then be a Cooper's Coupe?
Brass Car Guy, sounds like you hit the jack pot, if you can please post some photos.
Hey. Charlie. You keep texting and driving your going to need a lawyer. Ha ha.
Here is another photo of the same car but with a woman getting into it.
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
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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!
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.
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