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Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Post by tgiro » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:20 am

Here are three more original Model T photo antique shop finds. The notation on the back of the bus photo is interesting. It reads, “Calling on Miss Marion Wood & her father in Lakeland, Fla.”
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Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Post by HPetrino » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:57 pm

The bus is interesting. Looks really long. I imagine it's one of the period Model T truck kits, not a TT. Hard to tell for sure, but the wheels look like they have 5 lugs.

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Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Post by mtntee20 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:12 pm

Would that be a battery/box or auxiliary transmission hanging down about half way back? My guess is battery/box thus making it a car and not a TT as Henry surmised.

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Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:19 pm

Perhaps it is the trunk of that tree behind the vehicle and not part of the TT at all.
Never the less, it is a fine photo and the house is so reminiscent of those old places.
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Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Post by tgiro » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:32 pm

I took a closer look at the bus photo under a magnifying glass and the "box" under the middle is the base of the tree behind it. Yes, the wheels are 5-lug type.


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Post by mtntee20 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:37 pm

Well, that's embarrassing. I didn't think the size of the trunk above the truck and through the window was going to be as large as it is under the truck. Wow! Old guy can't tell the difference between a tree trunk and a T part.

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Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Post by tgiro » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:45 pm

Terry, I do have a slight advantage on this end: the original photo and a very strong magnifying glass to study it. Even so, it took a me while to figure out what the box was. I think it was a good question on your part. Regards, Joe

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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:47 pm

Not at all Terry. These old photos like to play tricks on us and that is half the fun. It may not be the tree trunk as it does look too large but it may well be.
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Post by DanTreace » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:36 am

Enlarged that T long depot hack, seems more like a camper body, hauling a lot of stuff, drop curtain the whole length for privacy, missing doors that a bus would need. Can't tell the rear axle but seems it is an extended T chassis, appears to be stock battery tray under the chassis making this a starter T. Tree in yard too far way, and isn't planted in the grass strip by the curb.

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Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Post by Original Smith » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:18 am

I wonder if that bus body is a professionally made body? It kind of looks home made to me.


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Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Post by 2nighthawks » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:45 pm

Larry - I agree with you,....the body is not particularly "beautiful", but looks more like something I would build,.....not "beautiful", but "hell-fer'-stout"!

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