Thanks Jay, there's that UFO in the left corner again. I wonder why the cowl looks so dull compared to the rest..JD
Great photo. The light is catching the cowl and the splash apron from the same angle. It may be blue sky.
The UFO has its reproduction stinger out and laying eggs.
Looks like the paint was dulling out after a few years. Maybe the picture was taken in the early thirties? The wood wheels are starting to fade and loosing paint if you look close.
Typical of T's after 10 years or so out in the elements.
Re: Differing paint glossiness on different panels of the pictured car.
I would suggest reading about painting the model T in the encyclopedia, heading; "All Model T's were black"
There you can see that while all parts were painted black, there were several different methods for applying the paint. In addition, the paint itself, while full of black pigment often differed in composition. For example, some parts were baked to speed drying. The bodies however could not be baked due to the wood structure. Consequently the different paints surfaces could not be expected to age the same when exposed to the elements.
The T sedan has bale handles, so likely a '21. The other car (I wish I could read the tire cover, but zoomed in and it blurred out too much) appears to be about 1925. So the center-door sedan is likely about four years old when this photo was taken. In a sunny environment, that could be long enough for patchwork fading to show.
I was wondering if the rail car could have been from the Reading Line? However, a quick google look says it began in 1924, although many of the images shown looked older than that to me.
Another great photo! Thanks all.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2