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Farmers Co-op: 1917

Farmers Co-op: 1917

Circa 1917. "Motor cars in New Zealand Farmers Co-Op Garage." Glass plate by Samuel Heath Head, Christchurch. View full size.

 

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Definitely

Siddeley-Deasy. A 18-24hp from 1913 is shown below.

Hupps-a-plenty

Hupmobile exported a fair number of cars to New Zealand; I believe there may be as many as four Hupmobiles in this photo. The one previously identified by Roverdriver (two down from the Siddeley-Deasy) is a 1912-1915 Hupmobile Model 32. The neighboring car beyond that is also a Hupp: a 1916 Model N. In the front left foreground, the two small runabouts with matching fenders are 1910-1912 Hupp Model 20's, the first model produced by Hupmobile. On the left runabout, it looks like the missing tire from the front right wheel is resting in the back seat of the car.

Before ABS

The vehicle in the near center foreground sports a 'NonSkid' brand tire on the left front. On the left rear is a 'MaySkid' tire.

Overall

A very high-end looking group. Apparently, there was good money in sheep circa 1917.

"Coffin Nose"

The car in question appears on Manalto's list- it would have to be a Siddley-Deasey. Two cars beyond that is a nice Hupmobile.

That "coffin nosed" car

is most like a Renault.The only other car with a cowl like that was a Franklin but I don't believe a Franklin would have had delicately spoked wire wheels like this car wears.

Roundhouse

It seems the parking in tight quarters is aided by the two (at least) large discs embedded into the floor.

[Turntables. - Dave]

The second car from the right

I'm really curious to know what make that coffin-nosed auto is.

Calling all car nuts!

Do you recognize?

Any De Dion Boutons, Silent Sunbeams, 10-horsepower Austins, Siddeley-Deasys, Noiseless Napiers, American Mitchells, Maxwells or Buicks?

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