from contributor "Uncle Frank" :
It's a complete fake and no such vehicle ever existed.
It started when he gave me a Model T klaxon horn which I restored and eventually gave back to him for the project.
He had also assembled a stack of parts, bits and pieces of this and that, a pile of scrap metal curlicues, etc and a gorgeous brass bucket style headlight from 1903.
Shortly after that, he found a Turn of Last Century opposed twin irrigation pump and knew what he had to do...