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Old Photo-Wrecked T

Post by Herb Iffrig » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:58 am

wrecked model T.jpg


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Re: Old Photo-Wrecked T

Post by John kuehn » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:16 am

Wonder if the driver was OK when he jumped out!


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Re: Old Photo-Wrecked T

Post by tdump » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:44 am

I remember seeing a ad or something about open cars being safer because you could be thrown to safety instead being trapped inside a closed car.
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Re: Old Photo-Wrecked T

Post by Rich Bingham » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:33 am

Likely true at speeds under 30 on dirt roads. I’ve read several accounts of fatalities owing to injuries from breaking plate glass. On the other hand, I’ve also read more than a few accounts of fatalities involving open cars. Best idea is to keep the rubber side down and the brassy side up !!
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Re: Old Photo-Wrecked T

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:40 am

I'm trying to imagine what he hit or what hit him. It seems like a boxcar might be the right height to give damage to the upper parts like that.
I'm guessing that is a 1911. It does show some details we don't see in an undamaged car.
Food for thought.
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Re: Old Photo-Wrecked T

Post by Rich Bingham » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:00 pm

Rich, I think you’re right. First off I was thinking “roll over” but the damage seems to fit colliding with a moving train, especially the broken rear wheel. 1911 sure fits.

The little guy at rear seems really amused ; “Oh boy !! Wrecked car !! My favorite thing !!”

Circus posters in the barn behind him are mighty interesting.
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Re: Old Photo-Wrecked T

Post by Ruxstel24 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:15 pm

Obviously, the bald front tires lost traction and he couldn’t steer when the front wheels locked up on a hard stop.... :lol:


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Re: Old Photo-Wrecked T

Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:23 pm

The painting on the barn is cool.

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Re: Old Photo-Wrecked T

Post by HornsRus » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:30 pm

car is eraly 11 see the one piece pan. the pic is not on the barn,maybe a poster or on the side of a wagon ????????????????? charley

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