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National

National was one of the greats. They were built in Indianapolis, Indiana. This appears to be a 1912 with updated electric lights. The license plate is a 1914 California. What do you think is in the canvas sacks on the running board? Oranges-on their way to a quick delivery? It is California after all.

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A Mystery T-Head Mercer Racer

This T-Head Mercer Raceabout just like the one below, is also from Connecticut and did race judging by the numbers painted on it. Is parked out in front of the Raybestos Co. which I believe at the time may have been in Bridgeport. The car has all the markings of being a 1913 35-J and…

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Plenty of Choices

These cars belonged to the nawab (provincial governor) of Rampur, India. The second car back looks like a Lanchester. Can anyone identify the other cars? It appears the nawab had a nice selection of autos to choose from before heading out. Notice the overhead luggage racks.

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Iron Mountain

A 1941 Mercury sits at the base of a sky jump in Iron Mountain, Michgan. The area was an important part of Ford Motor Companies resources. I am not certain if they were able to get iron ore there at this date, but they did quite a bit of wood working in there, including the…

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The Family Buick

A wonderful postcard image of what appears to be a family and a Model F two-cylinder Buick. The license plate appears to be from Illinois and with that maybe one of you plate enthusiasts can possibly tell us what year this was taken?

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Matheson Was Always A Contender

The Matheson automobile first started out in Grand Rapids, MI during 1903. The company ended up buying the Holyoke Motor Works and with it came the brilliant designer Charles G. Greuter. The company ended up in Wilkes-Barre, PA  in March of 1906 and was built there until 1912. In PA they settled down to build…

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