Help Identify this Historic Photo

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Help Identify this Historic Photo
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By an edhat reader

This is a vintage family photo with a caption of "Wheeler Spring's." I believe it was taken at the Wheeler Hot Springs in Ojai. 

Can anyone identify the type of automobile and perhaps identify any of the individuals in the photo?

It appears to be from the 1920's but not sure. Any info about the picture would be helpful.

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bjgreen Nov 19, 2018 11:44 AM
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I sent this photo to the experts at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, and they told me that the car is a circa 1911 Pope-Hartford.

jrl Nov 23, 2018 11:02 AM
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Yes the 1911 Pope-Hartford is an exact match per photos posted from classic car shows. The curvature of the Floorboard, headlights, radiator grill, wheels, front fender attachment...... they all match.

jrl Nov 15, 2018 11:21 PM
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It appears to be a 1909-1910 Rambler Model 53 - 5 Passenger Touring car. Price was around $2250 new. Check out Flickr.com Any one know why the steering wheel is on the right side of the car. When did that change in the USA. It appears that the young man is driving.

tagdes Nov 16, 2018 10:14 AM
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Ford changed from right to left in 1908 to make it safer for the passenger to enter. All others before were on the right following the 1792 law that horse and buggies travel on the right and cars followed suit as it was easier entrance.

El Barbareno Nov 15, 2018 08:26 AM
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Hate to disagree with my friend Dana, but that is not a Hudson. The radiator is not a Hudson shape and is missing the Hudson triangle badge.

bjgreen Nov 15, 2018 06:30 AM
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I contacted Dana Newquist, classic car collector, and he told me, "Judging from the radiator shell and windshield, the car appears to be “Hudson” . . . 1912 or slightly earlier."

woodruff Nov 15, 2018 12:09 AM
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It looksa bit like this 1905 De Dietrich: http://www.remarkablecars.com/for-sale/data/603/1905-de-dietrich-king-001.jpg

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