Ivan L. Pfalser
* From: Steve Bogdan
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 6:34 PM
Subject: Geronimo's Cadillac
Dear Mr. Bottorff,
On your webpage http://www.ausbcomp.com/~bbott/cars/1905Loco/index.html you post the letter in which Ivan L. Pfalser correctly identifies the car as a Locomobile, but he did not state a year. The caption under the picture on your site states that it is a 1905. Did you arrive at that identification yourself, or did you get it from somewhere else?
I am trying to track back to the original post that made this identification, and it appears that most other websites copy yours. Another possibility is http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com by but that link is now broken and I cannot confirm whether it is similar to yours or not.
The reason for the inquiry is that the car is actually a 1904 - the same as the other Model C that you posted on the same page. According to the Locomobile Society, the Model C was made only 1902-04, and was not built in 1905 or later. Since most sites (including Wikipedia) seem to draw from the same single source. I'd be interested to see how many corrected the information once the original was corrected.
Thank you for your assistance.