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Old Photo _ Auto Shop

Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:18 am

With the blackboard on the rear wall I thought this might be a mechanics school or even a design department. The first car could be a 1909 T I think. Are those one piece spindles? Also the steering spider has been mounted upside down.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:29 am

Automotive engineering class? I see aprons, but nobody is wearing mechanic's duds. No line shaft or machinery, so no repair going on.
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Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:11 pm

What a wonderful photo !! Sure looks like an '09 ! Pretty sure those are one-piece spindles, I think I can see "wings" on the radiator script, and the radiator cap has thin, high fins. Funny to see the steering wheel inverted. Apparently even that early on, a lot of folks felt the way Ford built it looked "wrong" somehow.

Most intriguing. Sure looks like an instructional situation, though there's a work-bench with a vise and other equipment. I wonder what that "box" is that's diagrammed on the blackboard ? An oiler ? Coill box ? I love how they slung that body from the ceiling ! Any clues as to the makes of the other two cars ? Wouldn't it be great to be able to read the year and month on that calendar . . . ? Anyhow, it appears to be 10:50 am . . .
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Re: Old Photo _ Auto Shop

Post by Jem » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:40 pm

The 09 column is very short, I often drive with a cushion behind me. I have seen photos where the wheel was reversed and the levers bent up


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Post by Drkbp » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:56 pm

Square front fenders, no bill. Early '09 T at left front of photo.
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Post by wayne sheldon » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:58 pm

I think the square-off front fenders were unique to part of 1909.


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Re: Old Photo _ Auto Shop

Post by Lgitts » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:31 am

The second car (which they're working on) looks like a 1907 Pope-Hartford model L

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Re: Old Photo _ Auto Shop

Post by Ruxstel24 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:28 am

With everyone wearing suit and tie, I imagine a teaching of teachers...
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Anyone know what the body hanging overhead is ?

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Post by HornsRus » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:49 am

could be a 09 ford.charley


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Post by Scott_Conger » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:14 am

Also intriguing to me is the fact that a short-drop Octagon wind-up clock is on the wall and so far up. It will take quite a ladder to get to it every week. If this was any type of manufactureing facility or a facility of greater size, there would most likely be an electric slave-master system for timekeeping. Light bulbs show that there is power to the place. BTW, looks like it's about lunch time!
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Post by HornsRus » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:40 pm

looked at that body some more,not ford the base is to tall,must be for the #3 car.which is not an overland. charley

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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:05 pm

Thanks for the Pope-Hartford idea Les. The radiator and cowl said Pope-something to me but I couldn't find a matching photo. I'd like the third car to be a Mercer but doubt it. Possibly a T-head though. They look as though they are studying theory more than making repairs.
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Post by John kuehn » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:12 pm

I have say this is an event for auto repair or design of some sort. It’s to clean and the guys in the aprons are to clean to be a working garage. Neat photo!


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Post by dllr28bl » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:15 pm

Les, I thought Pope Hartford as well for the second car, except I couldn't find a picture of one that had the same radiator mounting to the frame and the same shape at the bottom of the radiator.

I also thought the radiator on the third car looks like the picture of the 1904 Pope Hartford below.

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Post by HornsRus » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:46 pm

#3 is 4 cyl not 2 cyl.also the frame horns look th be pressed steel.the pope in the pic the horns look to be cast????????????????????????????????? i think i am getting another headache. charley

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