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Old 07-05-2010, 04:28 PM   #1161
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I posted the first photo a couple of days ago and guessed that it was a 1905 Thomas. I since have found this second photo that I have seen before of Eskimos in the car and I am convinced that it is the same Thomas. This photo is copyrighted 1905.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:35 PM   #1162
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"In 1901 Marconi placed a radio aboard a Thornycroft steam powered truck, thus producing the first land based wireless mobile. (Transmitting data, of course, and not voice.)"




"1910 on it appears that Lars Magnus Ericsson and his wife Hilda regularly worked the first car telephone. Yes, this was the man who founded Ericcson in 1876"




"the first version of a mobile, two way, voice based radio telephone in 1924"
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:36 PM   #1163
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Second Annual Hill Climb. Bridgeport Automobile Club. Sport Hill, Easton Conn.

May 30, 1907

The Automobile is a 1907 Berliet

The Berliet was manufactured in Lyon, France. The company was named for its founder, Marius Berliet (1864-1949), who assembled his first one-cylinder vehicle in 1894. By the early 1900s he had established thriving factories, thanks to strong sales in North America. He also established successful lines of commercial vehicles, and stopped producing passenger cars to concentrate on industrial vehicles and trucks in 1939. The company was sold to Citroen in the early 1960s and is now a part of the Renault Industrial Vehicles division.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:37 PM   #1164
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I have been looking for this photo to share w/you for a while now and just stumbled across it. I have also seen another photo of this car in an early book I have so I guess the information is credible.

The Apperson was a very good early car and this was their large racing car for 1907 w/a very novel name.....They called it THE BIG DICK of all things.....
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:38 PM   #1165
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1938 Olds Convertible
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:38 PM   #1166
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Early "in-car" radio:

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Old 07-05-2010, 04:42 PM   #1167
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1913 Oldsmobile Model 40
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #1168
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It's a tough job but somebody has to do it. Guy in the picture looks like a Dummie meaning Mannequin.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:49 PM   #1169
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SUNROOFCORD..... The Berliet photo you just posted was also called the Alco or the American Berliet. Thanks for the great photos.....Where did they come from?? Are there any other racing photos there????

Compare the photo with an early Alco I posted the other day. Information below from WIKI

The company diversified into the automobile business in 1906, producing French Berliet designs under license. Production was located at ALCO's Rhode Island Locomotive Works in Providence, Rhode Island. Two years later, the Berliet license was abandoned, and the company began to produce its own designs instead. Alco cars won the Vanderbilt Cup in both 1909 and 1910 and also competed in the Indianapolis 500 in 1911, but they had less success in sales, abandoning automobile manufacture in 1913. The Alco automobile story is chiefly notable for starting the automobile career of Walter P. Chrysler, the plant manager, who left for Buick in 1911 and subsequently founded the Chrysler Corporation in 1925.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:58 PM   #1170
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SUNROOFCORD..... The Berliet photo you just posted was also called the Alco or the American Berliet. Thanks for the great photos.....Where did they come from?? Are there any other racing photos there????

Compare the photo with an early Alco I posted the other day. Information below from WIKI

The company diversified into the automobile business in 1906, producing French Berliet designs under license. Production was located at ALCO's Rhode Island Locomotive Works in Providence, Rhode Island. Two years later, the Berliet license was abandoned, and the company began to produce its own designs instead. Alco cars won the Vanderbilt Cup in both 1909 and 1910 and also competed in the Indianapolis 500 in 1911, but they had less success in sales, abandoning automobile manufacture in 1913. The Alco automobile story is chiefly notable for starting the automobile career of Walter P. Chrysler, the plant manager, who left for Buick in 1911 and subsequently founded the Chrysler Corporation in 1925.
They definitely resemble each other. I found them at www.georgeglazer.com No other racing photos there that I saw. Thanks for the additional information.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:02 PM   #1171
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1937 Olds Convertible at one of the first Drive Inn Banks
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:07 PM   #1172
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MrFire......Thanks for the good images and info.....This is no where as early as the information you posted but a good photo non the less. Two policemen installing radio equipment in a police car. The photo is from Rochester NY and the car is a 1930-31 Ford. The licence plate blown up reads 1931. RMSC Photo
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:11 PM   #1173
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:31 PM   #1174
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I posted the first photo a couple of days ago and guessed that it was a 1905 Thomas. I since have found this second photo that I have seen before of Eskimos in the car and I am convinced that it is the same Thomas. This photo is copy righted 1905.
You beat me to it (again). The second photo sometimes appears as a post card captioned "Boyd's Machine" and that's the version I have, but not with me now. MrFire has posted some neat radio related pieces, which certainly opens the door to more interesting items. Tomorrow I'll try and dig up some of my early car/radio photos and get some posted.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:34 PM   #1175
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Here's an early Packard that T6 can tell us more about. Some are convinced the mechanicial looks like me-I'm pretty sure it isn't.
Looks like (in no particular order): Wisconsin plate; 1905 model N; EG.
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:45 PM   #1176
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Supposedly the first electric cabs in NYC.

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Old 07-06-2010, 07:27 AM   #1177
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Wonderful postcard photo of an early Reo??.......
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:30 AM   #1178
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Bantams and a bit like T's - they are always fun to look at. Here's one in 1931 that belonged to radio station KSTP, which still exists and serve the twin cities area. Minn. Hist. Photo.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:34 AM   #1179
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Here is our 30th president, "Silent Cal" with his radio equipped Buick. I suppose this is the stationary listening mode, and one of his agents would have had to haul the speaker back into the rig before heading out.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:50 AM   #1180
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Paraphrasing from wiki: This is Colonel Edward Howland Robinson Green (August 22, 1868 June 8, 1936), (aka Colonel Green), who was the son of the miser Hetty Green, and the heir to her fortune of $150 million. Hetty was known as The Miser of Wall Street, and while she was more famous than Ned, he was noteworthy in his own right. Ned was an accomplished collector with interests in everything from auto racing to science to horticulture, and spent much of his inheritance living extravagantly and generously. His Round Hill estate (Dartmouth, MA) was long used by MIT scientists for experiments including a prototype atom smasher, and his powerful WMAF radio transmitters were used to keep in touch with Richard E. Byrd's 1928-30 Antarctic expedition. In this photo, he is using receiving equipment in his electric car while parked at his estate. For us motorheads, Ned will also be remembered for owning the engine that is now in the Packard Grey Wolf re-creation.
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