Are those electric conversion to the headlights?
13 agian.look at the tops on the head lights. charley
Saugus was really country in those days. There are probably still some pepper trees, but it wouldn't surprise me if there's not an orange tree in sight. All those groves are suburbs now.
The aroma of the groves and winter grasses.
Bring back good memories.
Notice the striping. It's probably a real early '13. The lamps appear to be Victor #1, although the headlamps appear to be something else. Victor headlamps for 1913 had a steel bonnet and were painted black. Note too the spring clamps are inverted, which is common on '13s, but not as common as the curled leafs. The tool box could be a Ford accessory. There are tool boxes pictured in the later parts books that appear to be like this one. Note, it doesn't hang over the edge of the running board like some do.
Straight support rods on windshield indicate the w.s. folds forward - 1913 - '14 folds rearward & has the rods with the bend.
It also has a nice pre-14 California license plate.
This appears to be the same car as an earlier photo. The license plates both end with 55.
Crank handle also correctly painted black. Most of us have 'em bare aluminum for whatever reason.
Mine's black, 'cept where the paint's wore off !! ;- )
I recall, back in the early days of this club, people thought the crank handles were natural aluminum. I went around and around with Bruce on that, showing him original factory photos of cars with black handles. He finally gave in.
The car was registered 12/12/12 to:
Erle H. Hastings
4701 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Model T Ford serial no. 158986
Engine assembled October, 1912