Thursday, April 26, 2018

Popcorn vendor’s automobile, Marblehead, Massachusetts, August 1908

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  1. Seems like they are both steam powered. Anybody know otherwise?

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    1. the amount of gauges on the firewall is a confirmation you are right... and I hadn't noticed that before, so, kudos! Well done! Seems to make a lot of sense that a popcorn vendor vehicle would have the steam to cook the popcorn kernals

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    2. I'll even go out on a limb and guess that this is a Prescott steam car. There was a Prescott at the 2014 Greystone Concours, and it had this buggy like flat bottom and wire wheels.

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  2. I snooped around on a Cretors site and came across this same picture. It doesn't seem to look like their product. I'm calling it a Prescott until proved otherwise. I noticed a pitcher on top of the unit; maybe for butter or oil. Popcorn wagons are of interest to me, I have a Cretors model C and D in various stages of repair.

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    1. wow.. I went out on the limb about Prescott, took a chance on something slim and basically unknown... and I'm pretty happy to get some back up on that long shot!

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