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Desert Waterbag: 1923

Desert Waterbag: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Buick touring car -- Ridgewood Hereford." A budding cattle baron and his steed, ready for the roundup. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

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Future racehorse owner

Methinks the man behind the wheel is Charles S. Howard, and destined to buy Seabiscuit a decade later. Check this out http://www.seabiscuitheritage.org/RidgewoodRanch.html

Ease of repair

Judging from the bolts and nuts, are those split rims? Would make the supposedly frequent changes much more easy. They seem to be metal rims, too. Maybe not as elegant as the wooden spoked ones still occasionally used back then, but much sturdier.

[They're disc wheels, similar to these. -tterrace]

Interesting

Front tires are Firestones; back tires have "SAMSON CORD", was that a Firestone brand? Two leather straps plus the standard hood latches, water bag; dude was ready for anything. Like the leather (?) deflector just behind the spotlight.

Missing Something

So where are the hood-mounted longhorns?

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