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History Photos taken before WW2 - history in black and white

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  1. pre10
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    This is another great photo. it's a 1914-15 Simplex 75 hp. Here are some more photos of what I think is the same car. Anyone have any more photos of this or know anything about it?
     

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    Found this on the web, Harris Hanshue won the first Santa Monica race in 1909. Maybe this is it?
     

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  3. mart3406
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    Columbia 6 - circa 1920

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  4. EZrider
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    NOT before WWII, BUT during.
    I doubt anybody could identify the location.
    This is the garage/gas station in Los Alamos, NM summer of 1944.
    The 1936 Ford 2dr was our family car. That's a 1942 Merc next to it.
    Bob
     

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    Loading wheat bags onto a ship - 1935:

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    Lumpers signing on to load wheat bags - 1935:

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  6. MrFire
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    Victoria Quay - 1935:

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    Lumpers having "smoko" - 1934:

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    New Zealand omnibus in Timaru (?):

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    Advertisement from NZ Truth newspaper - 1924:

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    NZ, Fairlie Primary School, Ford T Bus - 1925:

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    Mrs B Thompson's Wolsley at Sydney - Melbourne Reliability Trial - 20to25 February 1905:

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  14. mart3406
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    Cool trucks.....I want one!:D Oddly (I think)
    for New Zealand, they appear to be LHD.
    Were they imported from the U.S.? Does
    anybody have any idea of the make? I just
    noticed too....that load of tires they're hauling
    are Michelins. I had no idea that Michelins were
    being sold outside of France that early, let alone
    being exported worldwide and to places as far
    away as New Zealand!

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  15. The37Kid
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    They may be Autocar trucks. Michelin had a factory in New Jersey pre WWI if my memory is correct.
     
  16. floydjer
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    Anyone else see the irony in the pic. of the truck loads of Michelin tires?
     
  17. mart3406
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    Yeah...the trucks, like most (all) 'heavy trucks'
    of the day, are rolling on solid rubber tires. The
    Michelins they're hauling are all pneumatics, for
    use on cars.

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  18. twin6
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    I wonder if they are electrics? The huge box slung under could well be for the batteries, and I notice only a brake lever on the front truck cab view. Walkers? Here's one Shorpy posted a while ago.
     

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  19. ehdubya
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    Those are Orwell electrics (it says on them) made by Ransome the British steam engine manufacturer. They started building these 2 1/2 ton front wheel drives in 1920.
    It's sad we lost so many of those grand old buildings in the quakes this past week.
     
  20. twin6
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    Ouch - well, maybe I get 1/2 credit? I should have examined them a wee bit closer. Thanks, ehdubya.
     
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    Alright fellow H.A.M.B.ers!

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    So far I still only have 1 entry and would like to have some more. So please, even if your not quite sure or know exactly what they are, send me you answers via PM by 11:00 pm Tuesday so I can post the winner Wednesday morning!

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    To see the Mystery Cars again for this week, visit POST # 3973
     
  22. twin6
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    And don't forget Mart's mystery car, post 4177. Here's a happy girl with the family Fiat...
     

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    Guess that makes me president of the "HAMB I Can't Read Club".:eek:
     
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