Carefully comparing the blue SA example with the photo indicates a match. Need to research Essex to see why they were fitted with up market wheels
Could they be later than 29, not sure what happened to Essex in the 30's.
Do you have any more mysteries Daryl
Hi again and merry Christmas,
This image was originally acquired due to the veteran in the foreground.
The earlier car is a 9.5 hp Standard Model S. It is a second series car as it has the open sides on the radiator (the 1913 and early 1914 models had enclosed sides). This one is probably a late '14 or '15 'Rhyl' as production halted in May 1915 due to wartime production.
The rear vehicle was originally suggested as possibly being a Summit. Even though there are some similarities, I have discounted this due, if nothing else, to the front springs. A unique feature of the Summit was the adoption of the ACME Patent Spring Suspension. This was basically three leaf springs connected in series down each side. The front springs slid in and out of boxes mounted on the front axle and the centre spring was fixed. The images clearly shows elliptic springs for the front suspension.
The current suggestion is perhaps a 1922/23 Oakland 6-44 Roadster.
The first image shows both cars and the second is a side on view of the car in question. The third image is a close up of the front of the vehicle. Any thoughts?
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