Chains on trailer tires?
Buzz on 21st August 2018 @ 7:06am
Yes, it's a Ford Model-A pick up and I think these are two trucks parked back to back.
Dale Nicol on 21st August 2018 @ 7:11am
I thought this was a repeat, but no, same house, same auto, same month and year, different subject taking time to pose.
I often look at that house when I go through Lyle, just because of HHR.
Did HR power crews often work on the Washington side, or was this unusual?
Blanket over the hood/radiator?
Kruse and Bailey have matching jackets. Wonder if they were provided by Pacific Power or it they were a Paris Fair special.
L.E. on 21st August 2018 @ 7:21am
I checked the January 2, 1930 Goldendale Sentinel. It lists the weather for December, 1929. Not all that cold. For the last week of December the high was 50º and the low was 24º.
L.E. on 21st August 2018 @ 7:33am
Dale, think you are right.
Buzz on 21st August 2018 @ 7:47am
This is not a trailer, but I have chained small trailers to prevent side slip on ice. A large trailer with brakes definately had to be chained, no fun to have it trying to pass you ~
Kenn on 21st August 2018 @ 8:26am
The blanket would have been to keep the engine warm. Don't think that Model A's came with a thermostat originally, though likely someone figure out how to add one over time. They may also not have had sufficient antifreeze to keep the radiator from freezing. In that age it was common to just drain the radiator when you parked the car for the evening to prevent freeze damage.
I wouldn't be surprised to find that these industrious gentlemen had figured out how to add a heater to their cabs as well. A blanket over the radiator would have made the heater that much more effective.
Longshot on 21st August 2018 @ 4:08pm
Looks to be a ‘28 or ‘29 Model A closed cab pickup
Ben Carscallen on 21st August 2018 @ 4:55pm
In the background it looks like and orchard is planted. I was in Lyle today, so drove around this house. No orchard. Now it is big trees and other houses in the background. I was surprised at the size of the trees.
L.E. on 21st August 2018 @ 8:54pm
Into the forties car ads had "RH" if you had the luxury of radio and heater In 1950 I had an International truck with no heater, had to add my own. Hot water heaters are logical costing nothing and helping cool the engine. I could also understand the manifold heaters using heat from the exhaust manifold, but did not feel,comfortable with the "Southwind Gasoline Heaters" with flame at the passengers feet.
Kenn on 22nd August 2018 @ 2:44pm
At least the model A finally had front wheel brakes, but being mechanical they had to be adjusted evenly or it pulled to one side or skidded one wheel.
Kenn on 22nd August 2018 @ 2:52pm
Kenn, my Model T has no need for a heater with the transmission and exhaust pipe running inches beneath my feet. A radio wouldn't do much good since you would never hear it over the engine.
Arthur on 22nd August 2018 @ 3:54pm