I just loved this lady with the hat. She was full of giddiness and smiles. It was like her first time sitting in a car. It wasn't hard to imagine a younger version back in the early 1900s preparing for a nice, quiet drive in the country with her beau.
According to one of the forums I came across, the 1915 Model T did not come out of the factory with this particular horn. However, this horn, also known as the Hand-Klaxon is period correct, although from most of the pictures I've come across, the actual horn part was brass in color and not the black you see in my photo.
Still, I think they added the perfect touch.
When I saw the owner pull it out of his pocket I knew I had to take a picture. It kind of looks like something my grandma had used to wind up an old music box she had. And what's cool, this key would start other cars, too.
As were the tail lamps.It would have been nice to see this one lit too, but there is enough here to make the rest up in my imagination.
Well, that ends my tour of some of the 20th century's early motorized vehicles. I hope, if you hadn't already, you came away with a bit of appreciation for these antiques that are such a huge part of history.
Born and raised in Kansas, where she currently lives with her husband and children, Christina loves to read stories with happily ever afters, research, take photos, knit scarves, dig into her ancestry, fish, visit the ocean, write stories with happily ever afters and talk about her family and Jesus.
A semi-finalist in the Genesis, she just recently signed two contracts with Love Inspired Historical for a Biblical romance. You can find her at http://christinarich.wordpress.com/