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Old 02-20-2019, 11:24 PM   #21
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thank you Mr. SSsteamer. I wish the family would have kept the car and willed it to me.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:54 AM   #22
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thank you Mr. SSsteamer. I wish the family would have kept the car and willed it to me.
Yep, my grandfather also had some nice cars and steam traction engines I wish he would have saved and willed to me. My uncle told me how they drove the steam engine out to the pasture in 1952, then put dynamite in the boiler and blew it to pieces to haul it in for scrap iron. By 1952 you'd think they could have seen it's value as a historic piece of equipment. One was a Reeves, and the other a Minneapolis.


One car was a Willys Knight with the sleeve valves.
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Yep, my grandfather also had some nice cars and steam traction engines I wish he would have saved and willed to me. My uncle told me how they drove the steam engine out to the pasture in 1952, then put dynamite in the boiler and blew it to pieces to haul it in for scrap iron. By 1952 you'd think they could have seen it's value as a historic piece of equipment. One was a Reeves, and the other a Minneapolis.


One car was a Willys Knight with the sleeve valves.
Well might we bemoan the actions of others in years gone by. They certainly destroyed a lot of stuff we would value. What are we destroying that our children and grandchildren would love for us to will to them? (Hot rodders please take note!)
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:11 PM   #24
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The car in the first photo is a 1913 Locomobile, model 38, little six, roadster. Sold new for $4300. 6 cylinder, 43.8 hp, 128" wheel base. This same car is pictured on page 856 of the second edition of Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805 - 1942. PJ junkers in post # 3 gets the prize for the first right answer in identifying this antique car..
Can you scan and post the picture in the source you refer to? Don't have that book and even after lots of looking, using the information you've provided, I can't find a picture that looks anything like the mystery car.
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:28 PM   #25
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Google 1913 Locomobile roadster and you should find a side view of the car
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:31 PM   #26
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Ok, finally found a pretty good picture of a roadster. The windshield and cowling, etc. is totally different than the sedans which I'd been looking at. This picture is from the 1913 Locomobile sales catalogue.


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Old 02-22-2019, 08:19 AM   #27
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While very similar, I dont think that's the same car. May be a difference in year or maybe the angle of the camera. Sweep on the fender is much longer in the pic without the man, top of cowell also appears to have more downward slope, light on the face of the cowell looks a bit smaller (maybe the hood is larger), also the pan (dont know what its called) between the body and the running board looks to be a different height. Windshield mount at the cowell looks different as well.
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Old 02-23-2019, 12:19 PM   #28
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http://www.autolit.com/Store/1913-lo...ile-photo.html
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