Yes it is a 1907 Model R.
A little brighter.
Cool photo, cool car, cool house! Looks like maybe paved sidewalks, yet mud roads! Guess the walks were cheaper to build come to think of it!
Tim, it is in Stockbridge, Michigan according to the note on it.
Thanks Herb for all your posts and I just love how someone can put a year and kind, to the cars in the old photos. I look forward to the photos and comments
My youngest son and I hunt in Stockbridge/Gregory. I'll have to snoop around and see if I can find out if this house is still there.
Looks like a road trip is in store for this weekend. I wish I had a T to do it in, as it appears we might be in the 40's/50's on Sunday!
Thanks for the share!
If you do find the house, ask if you can look in the garage!
(Light bulb appears over my head)!
Good idea, Jerry!
Take a copy of the photo with you. Then you can ask, "Have you seen this car? I think I left it here. . . "
The house is still there. Found it on google maps. Might just have to swing by there one day I'm not to far. Would be cool to take photo from the same spot. Plus I could give the owners a copy they might get a kick out of it.
When I look at the old Ford in the first picture my first thought is that maybe it was a Model N upgraded with a board for a running board to make it as fancy as a Model R?
I'm certainly no expurt, but I've seen Model R:s with two running board brackets, while this car seems to have had only one, and under the running board it looks like it still had the small "N" style step plate.
It's about impossible for me to tell a Model R and Model S Runabout apart, unless I can see the back of the trunk (pointed on S and N, rounded on R). The other most noticeable difference for me are 28 (N) or 30 (R) inch tires. However that is hard to gauge from a photo.
I thought you had something with what looks like an N step plate under the running board. However, it looks like this is behind the shift lever, directly below the front line of the seat. This photo of an N shows the step plate in front of the shift lever. With that said, I don't know what that brace is. Maybe a step plate that was moved rearward to provide more even support (if it is indeed an "upgraded" N):
Model R (Ford drawing):
Not the first NRS to be mislabelled. Another example. This photo shows up mislabelled as an S and R. I happen to know different........
This is just too, too cool! Loved the house when I first saw it in this thread. Sorta drooled over it and wished I could go back in time to stand where the photographer was standing, to see what the air felt and smelled like, to hear the sounds. But, then to see that the house still exists and is being taken care of , well, that's just great.
Very neat you found the house Matt! I wonder if that's the same tree from the original photo.
Today I stopped by the house and took a pic of my t in the place that the R. I took a copy of the photo and gave it to the owner. He seemed very happy to see the photo. And David the Model R was not in the carriage house sorry. Neat bit the house was used as a rows memorial hospital for some years.
The tree has gotten a bit bigger...
I'll probably try and swing out there this fall when we go hunt in Gregory. My son usually gets bored about lunchtime, and we head to the Stockbridge Diner.