A very rough looking firewall for a new car?
I can't quite make out the date on the license plate, but it is not 1912. Those clothes look like sometime in 1940's. I also don't think a new car would have the date 1912 in front of the firewall. So I think the picture was taken later.
The plate looks like 1950.
That's funny Jay. I thought the caption was an original one by you, then I saw the sign in the photo.
Florida used that hyphen in the 40's and just a few years with the 19 Florida xx at the bottom. The "new" must be in jest.
I don't think it's a "new" car....
The sign clearly states it's a "mew" car....
Headlamp lenses appear to be Model A.
Could they be sealed beams?
17 = Seminole county
T = Passenger
Richard did his research...it's about 1945 or 1947..."Florida" moves up and down for awhile between years and light vs dark backround as well.
If it had been in the "teens" there would have been a plate from the county, not the state...much rarer.
Definitely a gag vacation photo. It looks like 50 to me also. These photos are great really enjoying them.
Maybe "new to them" used car. Like Dean said, that firewall's a mess. Got some '12 attributes like the windshield support brass rods, but sidelamps look like from a '13 to me. And wonder if that's dad and daughter, or girl and sugar daddy? LOL
The headlights look as if they are J. Brown model 19 for 1911. The
glass relectors can been seen.
Darel, they sure look like they're black and brass to me, but my eyes could be deceiving me!
It's odd to see the tag on the front, as FL is (and I think has always been) a "one tag" state and you install it on the rear of the car. Since it is so late, relative to the car, I'd expect to not see it at all. In the early days, you simply displayed it...on the front would do nicely.
Jay, thanks for posting these great pictures, really enjoying them
Look at the front axle has the same type of accessory suspension my 1920 Touring car has !
Those are "H & D" type shock absorbers. H & D, the company, made ones like that themselves. But also licensed the patent to manufacturers all over the world. They were made in both single arm and dual arm versions, and quality varied greatly from one manufacturer to another.
Some years ago, there was quite a discussion on this forum about them. Google at that time found a lot of information about them. I don't know if Google could help much now or not.