Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sunday Drive


Today we feature a picture from the early 1900's showing two women out for a Sunday Drive. Looks like this car is from the pre-steering wheel era. I think she has a lever in her lap to steer the car.

10 comments:

  1. Just hope you didn't have to make a hard Right or you didn'thave a big gut on the driver.
    I wonder what those 4 long studs are on the front tires? There are none on the rear tires. They stick inward from the rims. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that those were steering tires.
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  2. If you had a big gut, then you could only make left hand turns.
    Looks like Mom is taking her to dance classes

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  3. I remember when I was a girl, my parents would occasionally take the family for a "Sunday drive"... I'm afraid us kids thought it the epitome of boredom;) Speaking of kids, I think the passenger in this photo is actually a child... a rather chubby child, which is quite unusual for that era,I would think.

    As always, love your photos♥

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  4. I guess you had to quickly flip the lever, and hence the tires, all the way around so that the lever lay up against your left hip. Kind of like the way an owl makes it look like he can turn his head in a full circle.

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  5. It looks like the front wheels are pneumatic tires whereas the rears look to be solid rubber tire. I have no idea why the fronts would need 4 valves to fill the tire with air unless the inner tube came in 4 pieces. It's a mystery

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  6. Pardon me ma'am, but the left rear seems going flat..

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  7. The woman was smart to wear a veil, keeps the bugs out of her eyes and mouth.

    I guess I don't understand what Mathan is trying to say. There is no way you could flip the lever and have it setting ny your left hip. If you flipped it, it would be sticking way out to the side.

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  8. I love old pictures! This is great, thanks for posting!

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  9. Remember as a kid, the bicycle with no front fender? You could spin the handlebars around so they were facing the other way? Same principle.

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