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    Yesterday, my wife and I were helping her parents move and we found an old box in the attic of her grandpa's photos. We have no idea whatever happened to the car or when exactly these pictures were taken, but I thought I would share with the group. We do know though that this was his first car as it was written on the back of the photos. We are going to have the originals blown up and made into larger photos so we can hang them.
    Kevin

    1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
    1922 Maxwell Model 25 Touring
    1913 Cole Series 9 Touring

  • #2
    I wonder what the radiator cap mascot is?

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    • #3
      I was trying to figure that out too but there is not enough clarity in the picture. It also has interesting cowl lights and lights on the rear fenders.
      Kevin

      1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
      1922 Maxwell Model 25 Touring
      1913 Cole Series 9 Touring

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      • #4
        I wonder what it says on the wind wings? there seems to be a sheriffs badge on them too
        3 ~ Tudor's
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        "It's all nuts and bolts"


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mitch View Post
          I wonder what it says on the wind wings? there seems to be a sheriffs badge on them too
          It looks like "Marines" on one side and "Navy" on the other to me.

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          • #6
            I just took a closer look at the originals. The wind wings do say Marines and Navy at the top of them. At the center top of the window is says Army and what looks like a sheriffs badge is just a big star and the star matches the star that is one each of the armed forces signs. Here is a close up of that area and the best I can get of the hood ornament as well.
            Kevin

            1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
            1922 Maxwell Model 25 Touring
            1913 Cole Series 9 Touring

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            • #7
              My first thought on the radiator cap was that it might be a Cardinal, but it just isn't clear enough to tell.
              BTW, at the swap meet last Sunday I found a good original 28-9 radiator cap for only $5.

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              • #8
                My thoughts on 'when' they may have been taken was during WWII with the references to the different branches of service, but then again I don't see any ration stickers on the windshield so may have been say 1940 or early 1941.

                Neat pictures nice '28 Roadster. Interesting how the bumpers have already been painted over. Top looks kinda different also.

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                • #9
                  It seems like the cowl lights were changed and on the rear fenders were the same type of dark lens lights, could these have been "black out" lights ? That may account for the painted over bumpers, but then why wasn't the radiator trim and headlight shells painted over?

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                  • #10
                    I have lots and lots of old photos like that, and posted some on the other forum once, and caught hell about it, so stopped. I even have a large collection of factory photos.
                    Bill
                    http://www.brauchauto.com/
                    Eastern Connecticut

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                    • Mitch
                      Mitch commented
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                      Bill
                      Weren't you posting era photos on here at one time?

                    • 2manycars
                      2manycars commented
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                      Yes. Some people think they own photos just because they were the first to post them, and I got tired of being accused of stealing "their" photos.

                  • #11
                    Hey Kevin, can you post a picture of your Cole? I have a threaded hubcap collection which includes a Cole. Thanks

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Chuck Sea/Tac View Post
                      Hey Kevin, can you post a picture of your Cole? I have a threaded hubcap collection which includes a Cole. Thanks
                      Chuck, here you go. I actually have two Coles now. A 1913 touring and a 1923 2 person Coupe Both cars were owned by the Cole family. The 23 is currently on loan to the Gilmore Car Museum.
                      Kevin

                      1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
                      1922 Maxwell Model 25 Touring
                      1913 Cole Series 9 Touring

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                      • JDupuis
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                        Wow!

                    • #13
                      Is it a variant of the flying lady ornament? from the center bumper clamp and bell shape around the crank hole I'd say April 29 plus or minus. the fluted lens were changed in Feb 29, the center clamp april, the radiator shell in april.
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