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Cottin et Desgouttes

In 1904, Pierre Desgoutte began manufacturing automobiles under the name Desgouttes & Cie. in Lyons, France. Three models were built before 1906 when Cyrille Cottin, a wealthy industrialist joined him. Since the arrival of Cottin, the company enjoyed great success on the race track, specialising in hillclimb events. It was also famous for it’s production of luxury cars and…

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Super Service California Style

Check out these photos of the Wilshire Super Service in Santa Monica, California and be sure to click on them to see the great detail in the enlargements. With the automobile boom there was much income to be derived by large scale and professional auto care. This firm had that all figured out and had…

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A Colorful Mercury Speedster

A very nice colorized photo of a Mercury bodied Model T Ford speedster. The Mercury was one of the finest conversion bodies that also came with lowering equipment like the special drop forged front axle you can see. In the rear were lowering brackets that raised the rear frame crossmember and spring. The photo is…

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Fast Fliver

A photo of the front yard of an unknown Ford dealer. The surroundings appear to be full of Model T’s (Flivers) in for repair but the object of interest in this photo is the T speedster that everyone is gathered around. Looks to be a factory made conversion body with some added disc wheels or…

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An Early Repair Garage

Photos of early garages are very interesting if you study the contents. Here we have a Center-Door Model T and a Harley-Davidson with its sidecar detached. These vehicles might date the photo to the mid twenties. The overhead shafts and belting might have powered a lathe and a drill press over on the sidewall. There…

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Teachers Pets

Back in the period of 1900-1920s, the automobile was a very new object of transportation, fun and learning. Automobile schools cropped up everywhere to teach the people the care and feeding of these new machines which changed everyones life. This photo shows an unknown school of some sort which was teaching women either how to…

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