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The Modern Garage

We called this the Modern Garage because we can see that they have electricity which at the time not all repair shops did. Look closely and you can see the two wires running thru ceramic insulators and a single hanging light bulb. The car on the left is either a 1905 0r 1906 Winton four…

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Early service

In the earliest days of motoring, options for repair service were quite limited. Blacksmiths often worked on early cars (and made license plates before state issued plates came out). Here are a couple of smithys that probably worked on a few autos, and a repair shop that welcomed steamers. Note that the steam repairman still…

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A Modern Ford Garage

A fully equipped Ford garage containing engine rebuilding machinery which can be seen against the back wall. Some or all of it maybe K. R. Wilson equipment, which was by the maker who produced the best that could be had at the time. Many Ford garages purchased this brand of equipment and did their own…

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Lugar’s Ford Sales And Service

This is Lugar’s Ford Garage, somewhere in the state of Nebraska. It appears to be just your average Ford Garage with imitation brick tin siding, over a simple, wooden frame construction. Out front we see two Reo touring cars, possibly a Star touring and four Model T Fords. What is interesting though is what the…

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