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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE CHICAGO, c. 1950s

Nomobile: 1920

Nomobile: 1920

        UPDATE: Resident pantomath tterrace puts us at Jefferson Square Park, while Shorpy member 426hemi identifies the car as a 1922 Winton Six Model 40. Well done!

The place: San Francisco circa 1920. The tires: Goodrich Silvertown Cords. That's about all we can say about this 5x7 glass plate, whose negative sleeve is devoid of any caption information. We leave it to you to fill in the blanks. View full size.

 

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Maybe Winton, but which model.

This car has been the subject of discussion on the aaca forum pages. It would seem to be a Winton but the car in the picture submitted by 426hemi is larger. It has 34 hood louvres vs 30 on the mystery car. Note also the hood is obviously longer as you can see the second handle. I have several references which mention Winton and none agree re which model is which and in which years there were two wheelbase lengths.

[The photo below of a Winton Six, model unknown, was added by me. Comparing it to the large photo proves nothing, other than to show that both cars are Winton Sixes. - Dave]

I'm 99% sure that this vehicle is

a 1922 Winton Six Model 40 Touring Car.

[Ding ding ding! I think we have a winner! - Dave]

Just a guess

Austin?

No Photographer?

Interesting! For an almost straight-on photo there is not a reflection of the photographer.

Vehicle is

A Paige.

[A Paige of this vintage would have angled hood louvers, as well as the word PAIGE on the hubcaps. So keep guessing. A good clue might be the "mouse hole" lubrication port over the running board. - Dave]

Chalmers?

Windshield looks like this earlier Shorpy photo found here.

[Both vehicles are open touring cars with "California tops" -- aftermarket accessories that would be poor clues as to the make of the car. - Dave]

Jefferson Square

This is at Jefferson Square Park, previously seen here, in which you can see the Fortmann Mansion, used as the McKittrick Hotel in "Vertigo." Below, the imposing edifice farther up Eddy St. in the current shot is seen in this 1906 photo when the park was filled with post-earthquake and fire refugee tents (click to enlarge).

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