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Hoping for help identifying a car model - no pic - but handwriting in 1918 letter of used car...

MysteryCar1918MysteryCar1918 Posts: 3
edited December 2019 in General

In 1918 my grandfather wrote he purchased a used roadster with a chap, but I can't make out his writing for the make? Is there anything like a M?Langritis Anyone able to make out what he wrote? I've got, "You know I am in shares with a chap on a small ??? roadster. Just a second hand one but saves jitneys."

Thanks! Appreciate any help:-)


  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    Might be a long shot, but maybe you can use an OCR program/app to try and figure out what the mystery word is. I'm not certain that the word before roadster is a make/model name. It MIGHT simply be an adjective. Might also try to find handwriting samples from the period to help translate. Like this is Kurrent script from about 1865

    You can see how some letters look like modern cursive, but some are really different.

    Definitely a challenge :)
  • Thanks for the idea - an adjective a good thought. I'm reading dozens of hand written letters by my grand father... you would think I'd be able to see his patterns by now, but no such luck.
  • texasestexases Posts: 9,501
    You might remove your email address - bots scour the internet for those.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 184,724
    Pretty sure that says, Mazda Miata... ;)

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

    Edmunds Moderator

  • texasestexases Posts: 9,501
    Where was grandpa when he wrote this?
  • Letter written in Toronto, Ontario in 1918.
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