1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

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1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Post by Dom Denio » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:43 am

Spanish Flu Ambulance 1918.JPG
Looks like the car in the right background is a Model T. My question is about the ambulance in the foreground.
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Flu Masks or go to jail.JPG
The more things change the more they stay the same.

Wash your hands,
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Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Post by Fire_chief » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:01 am

Don't think it is a Ford. Looks like a twin to the ambulance in the background.

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Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Post by DLodge » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:07 am

That picture was taken in St. Louis. It shows up from time to time here in a feature called "From the Post-Dispatch Archives."

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Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:48 am

The ambulances are on White Motor Co. chassis. This 1920 White delivery shows the rear axle and truss rod as well as the hub cap. While many different makes supplied ambulances for the war hundreds of Whites were used. The wheel and tire size is different.
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Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Post by TWrenn » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:20 am

The picture of the public notice sure gives credence to the old saying "Everything old is new again" doesn't it? Sheesh.
Interesting sign hanging from the guys neck in the pic below it..."Wear a mask or go to jail"...wow. They meant business didn't they?
Interesting pics Dom, thanks for posting.


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Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Post by Tmodelt » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:24 am

Kind of like a $500 fine issued by a certain state's government to people attending a church service in "drive-in movie" style.


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Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:01 am

Or a guy receiving $1000 fine from local police for working on his lake house by himself .


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Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Post by DHort » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:13 am

He must have a stay at home order. We have a safer at home order, so I have been able to take my Model T out and test it to make sure it is still working. It is also good exercise since I have to lift the hood to turn on the gas, pump up the tires, and move stuff out of the way so I can reverse out of the garage. Social distancing is also taking place as I wave to people watching my parade.

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