Old photos, and a story

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Old photos, and a story
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 07:41 am:

I recently bought a rolling chassis and was given some laminated photos with it. The vendor was given them by the 90 year old fellow from whom he purchased it. The old chap said it showed how the car was altered as it aged.
In truth, the photos are of three different cars, but the story still is valid.



The tourer is an Adelaide built Duncan and Fraser standard model of 1920-22 vintage.

The cut down tourer is by the same builders, but is a high radiator car. The slight curve to the top of the cowl under the windscreen pegs it to 1923-4

The woodcarter's vehicle is again Duncan and Fraser product, but is as built by them. The 10 cwt lorry painted on the hood tells that it is a traytop truck built on a car chassis, rather than a TT, which had one ton truck painted on the hood. It too is 23 or later model with the high radiator and apron on the shell.


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The photographers among us may be able to explain how those pieces of firewood were frozen in flight in such an old photo.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 08:18 am:

The firewood was caught in midair the same way it would be todayŚwith a high shutter speed. By the 1920's high speed photography had been around for over forty years, since Eadweard Muybridge had experimented with photographing animals in motion in the 1870's. In this example, the great depth of field and the low resolution suggest the picture was taken with a small format camera.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 08:21 am:

The last time for me that firewood was caught in midair was when the wife threw it a bit too hard and the REAR WINDOW of our pickup caught it! Shoulda seen that window shatter! :-)


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