Old Photo - Australian bodied brass T

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Old Photo - Australian bodied brass T
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Henry - Werribee, Australia on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 04:24 am:




And a closeup of the car:


Can anyone narrow down the year and body type?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Vern (Vieux Carre) on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 04:39 am:

Runabout.
Spare tire on side.
Not gonna guess year.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 07:49 am:

The close up T would be 1916 at the latest due to the brass radiator. And 14 or earlier if the straight rear fender rule applied to Australian bodied T's


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 08:01 am:

Looks like bicycle lamps for side lamps?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 08:20 am:

Looks like bicycle lamps for side lamps?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Parker on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 08:45 am:

Looks like a 1913. Fenders, front and rear, tea-cup pan, aluminum crank handle, speedometer, horn and E&J (Clasco) headlights pretty much make it calendar 1913.

Clasco was making lamps at that time and may explain the three-tier "left" side light. The other is a bicycle carbide lamp, which has been pointed out, that would be a better light than the kerosene.

Ken in Texas


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham, Blackfoot, Idaho on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:50 am:

I love the body work. Looks like the door is shaped to a "swell" in the body for a wider seat. I'd say it's a '13 too.

Looks like a horse blanket covering the spare. Also looks like that grizzled old boy ain't ready to give up his pony ! Odd to see blinders on a saddle horse, but that pony is giving us a baleful eye - maybe he's a star-gazer ? Or maybe it has to do with the gun the man is carrying? Did he shoot from the saddle? Aussie tack is interesting of itself.

Anyone identify the car at rear ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Stokes on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 01:48 pm:

Ford of Canada stopped offering the Model T van in 1913. Instead, for the 1913 model year, it became possible to buy a bare chassis. A bare chassis included all the offerings that were common to all Model Ts, including guards, hood and lights - but the assembly process skipped the process where a body was added.

Judging by the gas headlight equipment, this is either a 1913 or 1914 chassis. The guards look custom made too. The Australians were very quick to take up the opportunity of the bare chassis, to give work to the dying coach-building industry.

John Stokes
New Zealand


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Henry - Werribee, Australia on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 05:02 pm:

The photo was taken in Gippsland, so likely the body was built in Melbourne.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank van Ekeren (Australia) on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 05:38 pm:

A bit desolate looking country side for gippsland, but anything is possible, notice it has the out back colonial radiator.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Manuel Voyages, ACT Australia on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 07:43 pm:

The 2nd car could be a Standard.

Manuel in Oz


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Henry - Werribee, Australia on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 02:07 am:

Here's the source: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=MAIN&s earch_scope=default_scope&docId=SLV_VOYAGER2434503&fn=permalink

The photographer lived all his life in the Maffra area I believe.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dane Hawley Near Melbourne Australia on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 04:15 am:

I agree with Manuel, the other car is a Standard.


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