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Great winter car

The cold weather everyone seems to be talking about lately got me to looking for early closed car photos. Here are two photos of the same 1914 Overland Model 79C. It looks like a new car and the owner is justifiably proud. Overlands were a well-built, mid-sized car and they sold well during this time…

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Henri Fabre and His Seaplane

I have had this very interesting photo for sometime and with some research I was able to find out the following about this aviation pioneer. Henri Fabre was from a ship-owning family and he was interested in engineering and hydrodynamics. With a public interest in aviation in France, Fabre in 1910 decided to build a…

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Scrub-A-Dub-Model T In A Tub.

In the late 1920s the Neway Auto Wash Bowl was built in Chicago in 1924 by The Newway Auto Cleaning & Service Corp. The car was first run around in the pool of water to flush mud and dirt off of the undercarriage. It was then driven up into a stall and the car was washed in…

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Thinking about spring

This has been a long snowy winter, and one’s thoughts are apt to turn to the spring and fishing instead of more snow shoveling. Above, a Franklin with a modified cowl c. 1904. Below, a 1904 Overland model 15. No car is too small to pull a canoe when the motivation is there!

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