226D1771-4415-4FDF-B37B-A90637D3F7A6

226D1771-4415-4FDF-B37B-A90637D3F7A6
Dollisdad is at it again. Thank you Tom R! Moved from General Discussion.
This car appears to be a fairly early 1911. Typical for the early touring cars step-side body. Still has the long rear hub indicating the straight and pinned axle/hub attachment like the '09/'10s had. That changed fairly early in 1911. I zoomed in as close as detail would allow, and couldn't tell for sure about the front axle. Based upon what I can and cannot see (and where I cannot see it), I would guess it has the later two-piece spindles and spindle arms. The earlier one-piece style held the tie (connecting) rod higher, and where I would expect that style to be? I cannot see it. That would be a short-lived and rare combination, since both features were being changed around the same time-frame.
Also, take special note of the rear fender. 1909 and '10 models had straighter more narrow fenders, front and rear. The fronts had a more complicated inner panel (doesn't show well in any of these photos), the rears more simple and straight. For 1911, the fenders got the more familiar (to us) shape. The fronts now had a flatter simpler inner panel. The rears got a wider fender that curved inward alongside the body, protecting the car and passengers a little better from splashes.
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