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Old 05-28-2007, 08:13 AM   #1
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Vintage Photo Old Car What Is It?

okay kids, I need help in identifying this car, need make, year. This is great grandpop, photo taken in rural Henry County Indiana. He was a farmer raising 11 children, so I do not think he had a lot of money. But DH thinks this is a high end car. This photo was taken on the farm. He was widowed by this time. I think there was some automotive industry in New Castle Ind. the county seat of Henry County.

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just found another photo. With my great aunt, maybe it is not grandpop's car. Anyone know make and yearish?
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:53 AM   #3
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Well, I'm no car expert, but I'll hazard a guess. Ford Model-T? Those didn't have yearly model changes, GM instituted that in the 30's, I think.
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Thanks Allen, it may well be a Ford. There were so many cars manufactured in the early 1900's I did not know where to begin. I looked up some 1930ish fords and the bonnet is shaped similar to the ones pictured above. I'll keep looking........
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:35 AM   #5
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Any idea when the photos were taken...Like when did you g-grandfather live.
From the looks of the gentleman in the picture I would guess him to be 50ish or 60ish. What year did g-great grandfather pass away?
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:45 AM   #6
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Any idea when the photos were taken...Like when did you g-grandfather live.
From the looks of the gentleman in the picture I would guess him to be 50ish or 60ish. What year did g-great grandfather pass away?
you bet

born 1855 yadkin co north carolina
died 1936 henry co indiana

no idea when photo was taken. I was hoping to pin that down by the year of the car .

So he was 81 when he died.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:05 AM   #7
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We are getting closer...The model T was produced from 1908-1927...
My guess one of the later models rather than an earlier one...
Use your photo editor and zoom in on the emblem on the front of the car located at the top of the radiator and see what it says......
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:21 AM   #8
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this is the best I could do, but someone familiar this timeframe may be able to tell something from the shape of the emblem.

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Old 05-28-2007, 02:32 PM   #9
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I was hoping the emblem might give us a clue, but I can't read it. So I dunno.
There were Fords, Buicks, Chevy's, Dodge, etc being manufactured during this time period. So it will take an antique car "expert" to definitively identify the car in your photo...
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I've been trying every site I can to find that grill badge; so far, no luck. I know that I have seen it and that type of car before a very long time ago; that is driving me nuts because I know I should know it!!! LOL!! I'll keep looking. Those are wonderful old photos.
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