By woolybill1
First, many thanks to John (lifesnapper) for placing his U.A. on yesterday's upload, a gesture that is much appreciated.

Today's shows a detail of an early Model T Ford in a showroom window, Beamish Museum, County Durham. The handsome brass-bound radiator marks it out as pre-1916, when a less distinguished, rounded, enamelled version was substituted.

According to The Veteran Motor Car Pocketbook (1963), the brass radiator "leaked on the slightest provocation and boiled vigorously on no provocation at all".

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Specialist and abstract

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Dec 2012 8:55AM
However, it is very beautiful, Bill!Wink

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
7 Dec 2012 9:03AM
Beautiful even if not perfect !! A great capture SmileGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 11:30AM
Lovely. I took some photographs of a model T at a garage in Rutland. Garrath asked to owner what the petrol consumption was like. His reply,

"I think it leaks more than it uses."
The glossy brass catches the eye and the rim of the headlamp pushes the eye back up into the grill again.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 11:50AM
Superbly captured Bill.

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
7 Dec 2012 12:10PM
A true classic.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Dec 2012 12:32PM
I have one of these lying in my garage....are they worth anything?
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 12:38PM
This took me right back to the 1920's - lovely image.
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
7 Dec 2012 1:27PM

Quote:I have one of these lying in my garage....are they worth anything?

Completely worthless, Dan. I'll tell you what, though, as you seem a nice bloke, I'd happily come over and take it away for you...I won't even charge for the petrol !
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 Dec 2012 3:01PM
A very fine bit of craftsmanship here, and very nicely captured, too, Bill Smile Your last sentence really had me chuckling! Grin
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 3:55PM
That's so smart!
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
7 Dec 2012 5:26PM
That's some highly polished brass, I'm glad its not mine I don't think it would take lightly to the carwash.Grin
Great close up Bill.

7 Dec 2012 5:40PM
I like the crop and depth of colour Bill, very nicely done.

John Smile
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 8:34PM
Lovely old rad Bill, well captured, Peter..
7 Dec 2012 11:40PM
Looking good Bill!!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
Tibetan 6 3 England
9 Dec 2012 11:31AM
Nice one really like that, good light and presentation, well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Dec 2012 10:18PM
You've struck gold with this one Bill

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