Monday, November 7, 2011

Gettin' around King Township in 1916

My wife's grandfather Len Glass, at left, is pictured with his brother Norm, the family dog, and Len's wife Elsie, behind the wheel of their 1915 Jackson Olympic "46", a 4cylinder model costing $1,395.   The Olympic was built in Jackson, Michigan and boasted an immense fund of reserve power that made 'No hill too steep - no sand too deep'.   When the seasons changed and snow was the order of the day, the Jackson was put away and out came the one-horse open sleigh with jingle bells (below).   Len Glass is pictured standing while his brother Ernest and sister Margaret are ready for a ride.

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