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  • Get Out and Get Under: 1934 Ford Phaeton Images Shot in 1945


    “Get Out and Get Under” is a term used since the early days of motoring when roadside under car repairs were necessary which fits in well with the lead image. The second photo (below) of this attractive 1934 Ford Phaeton gives a clear view of the coachwork and top. Rare even when new the open car has a Connecticut plate with a 1945 tag and the picture was taken at a roadside garage; note the drive-on lift behind the man working on the tire and wheel.

    Outside lifts have never been common in the Nutmeg State due to harsh New England winters. Visible at the upper-right of the shot behind a telephone pole, palm tree fronds are visible signifying that the picture was taken somewhere in the southern part of the country.

    Eleven years since the car was first produced, it appears to have been repainted and the top, and possibly tonneau cover are replacements. The factory-supplied rear window is mounted higher than its original position and is also offset to the left-hand side. The wire wheels all appear to be the original seventeen-inch size and the spare wheel rim has a significant dent in it and has an oversized tire.

    During World War II tires and gas were in short supply and rationed. Although since the gentleman appears to be wearing US Navy “whites,” his car use was probably considered essential and he may have had a “C” gas ration sticker and was also allowed to purchase tires when necessary.

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      • Boston: Fire Truck Chases Steam Pumper While Crowd Gathers to View SS Leviathan


        After finding and enlarging this 1920s overhead view of Summer Street located in Boston, Massachusetts, a pair of Boston Fire Department trucks on the way to fight a fire became visible. On the lower side of the image (below) a fireman driving a Christie f.w.d. gasoline-powered steam fire pumper is in the lead and followed by a conventional truck and its crew.
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        • Bobm90
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          The quality of these old B&W photos is amazing especially when one considers the limitations of the cameras of the day !!

        • Ted Duke
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          Photographers had to work in those days!

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        • That's neat. You wonder where this one is at today, if it survived?

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          • Very interesting picture if you look back they are only 4 cars from installing the body before exiting the assembly line!

            Also, since it does not have a split front bumper, this is not the first Model A off the Rouge assembly plant. I would say it was pictured of the opening of another plant.
            "We do not stop playing because we grow old;
            We grow old because we stop playing ...
            NEVER Be The First To Get Old!" Pilfered from the MAFC SA Newsletter

            I JUST CAN'T FIX STUPID!!

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            • That Coupe might be able to be dated by the paint combination. Windshield frame lighter color along with reveal and beltline lighter color than the body.

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                • A 1932 Ford Model B!

                  Father of the Teardroppers: Lyman Voelpel’s “Arrow Plane”




                  Based on the aerodynamic advances incorporated into airplane design in the 1920s and early-1930s wealthy Chicago resident Lyman Voelpel commissioned the Hill Auto Body Metal Company of Cincinnati to construct his “Arrow Plane” in 1932.

                  The unique coachwork was built on a 1932 Ford Model “B” chassis with the four-cylinder powerplant turned around and mounted in the rear. The engine was equipped with a Miller ohv conversion head and Winfield carburetors. The Ford transmission, driveshaft and torque tube transferred power to a Ford rear axle mounted in the front that was turned around and converted to steer the machine.

                  In 1933 Hill Auto Body constructed the first of six McQuay-Norris streamliners loosely based on the “Arrow Plane” design, the auto parts maker used the cars for testing its products. The Voelpel “Arrow Plane” has survived and can be viewed at Hemmings Daily.


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                      Mystery Roadster at Tom’s Burlington Garage

                      Today’s feature image contains a view of Tom’s Burlington Garage located near Linton Park, which is northwest and across the Willamette river from Portland, Oregon. The signage indicates that Tom ran a general service garage and sold Union Gasoline. Apparently, he is posing for the photo with a full-sized roadster which is the subject of interest in this post.

                      The mystery automobile is circa 1925 to ’27 and appears to be a couple of years old at the time. The milk can in the rumble seat compartment may indicate that the car was owned by a local farmer. If you can identify the vehicle let us know the make, model and year of this mystery car. If there are any readers who are vintage gas pump enthusiasts let us know the manufacturers that produced the manually operated glass cylinder fuel pumps highlighted below in the second photo.



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                        • Here is a pic I saw over at the Early CJ5 Jeep Forum, EarlyCJ5.com

                          Pic is of the Riverside,CA dealership with the 20th Million Car.
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                            • Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                              That Good Gulf – Supreme Auto Oil – Vacuum Cup Tires


                              Today’s installment of the “Gasoline Station Series” takes us to the Corner of Bigelow Boulevard and Bloomfield Bridge on July 10, 1921, for a view of this substantial Gulf Oil Company filling station. Bloomfield is a neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, located three miles north of the downtown area. The building has not survived.

                              The gas station has a total of seven up-to-date fuel pumps powered by electric motors, and at least three gas pump attendants (one sitting on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle) are clearly visible in the image.

                              On the far-right is a salesroom for “Vacuum Cup” tires produced by the Pennsylvania Rubber Works located in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Note the extensive signage on the building lit by electric light bulbs and the McFarlan Service Station sign on the far-left offering “Generel Repairs (sic).”
                              Does your town roll up the sidewalks at night? Well, these may help with your streets!

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                              • Bobm90
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                                For those of you that remember Batman from TV, these may have been the brand of tires used on the Batmobile to drive up the side of the buildings in Gotham !! LOL

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                              • Mitch
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                                I'm thinking that this may be a more modern picture, in B&W

                              • Bobm90
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                                Hard to tell, the trees look old.

                              • Mitch
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                                Bob I guess the folding chairs in the garage gave me that impression. The whole deal looks staged and did they run W /walls back then yikes

                              • Bobm90
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                                Good eye Mitch

                              • JDupuis
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                                Is this picture from the Gilmore gas station?

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                              • Mitch
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                                This one could be a repeat

                            • Originally posted by JDupuis View Post
                              Is this picture from the Gilmore gas station?
                              Yes, it sure looks like it, and they often have chairs in the work bay.

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                              • Los Angeles: South Atlantic Boulevard and Santa Ana Freeway
                                Saturday’s feature image contains an early-1950s view of South Atlantic Boulevard where it crosses the Santa Ana Freeway in the Boyle Heights neighborhood south of Los Angeles. Construction of the majority of the Freeway (I-5) which replaced earlier roads began in 1947 and was completed in 1956.
                                The vehicles in this picture date from 1930 to ’31 on up to then current models at the time the enlargeable photo below was taken.



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                                • Mitch
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                                  What model Studebaker is that center right?

                                • JDupuis
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                                  Starlite?

                                • DaWizard
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                                  I know that intersection. That is Telegraph Rd and Atlantic Ave circa 1951. The Union Pacific RR LA yard is just over the photographers right shoulder.

                              • Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                                What model Studebaker is that center right?
                                Looks like a 1950 Champion, but I can't see if it's a 2 door, or a 4 door.
                                The 1950 Starlight has a 4 piece wraparound rear window.

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                                • Mitch
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                                  Looks to be a 4 door

                                • JDupuis
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                                  Thanks for the lesson. Would this still have a bullet grill?

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