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An OLD Car Question

Ken Jeanette , Jun 11, 2010; 03:57 p.m.

A while back, I picked up a couple of glass plate negatives at a tag sale. I finally got a scan of them, and this one brings out the old car buff in me too (I once restored a 1952 MG TD, every nut and bolt)
Does anyone have any idea of the year and make of car. If it is any help, the photo was found in Seymour, CT (sometimes cars were produced very locally back then)
Any ideas?

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Charles Stobbs , Jun 11, 2010; 04:35 p.m.

August Horvath , Jun 11, 2010; 04:38 p.m.

Reminds me a little bit of a Mercer Runabout, but I really have no idea.

paul wheatland , Jun 11, 2010; 05:07 p.m.

IMHO the photo shows either a Mercer runabout or Stutz Bearcat speedster at least 1910 vintage or slightly earlier.

Lauren MacIntosh , Jun 11, 2010; 05:13 p.m.

Interesting where the gas tank was, I believe right behind the seat?

Lauren MacIntosh , Jun 11, 2010; 05:15 p.m.

Ken: How about some fotos of the MG-td: thanks

John C , Jun 11, 2010; 05:33 p.m.

Fender shape doesn't match Packards and the Bearcat doesn't have a windshield, but the Bearcat has almost the right shape. Also similar are Moyer and Chevrolet from the same era. Haven't found any photos matching this car yet. The license plate puts the photo in 1914 - the car is likely a 1905 to 1913 judging by the rust forming on the hood already. It does have a nice rear end setup though - leaf spring and torque arm and looks pretty beefy.

Dave Lee , Jun 11, 2010; 07:14 p.m.

That's not a car at all, it's a little girl ;-)

Kozma Prutkoff , Jun 11, 2010; 08:58 p.m.

It would be very difficult to get the brand name for that car. It looks like Mercer runabout for me but at that time lots of cars had custom body. But that car looks not like an ordinary car of that time more like a gentleman car.

Don Essedi , Jun 11, 2010; 11:57 p.m.

I don't know. Could be Mercer, could be Locomobile.

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