Vintage autos and their owners from times gone by

Hands were tools back then

1915_16 model T

People were smaller at the turn of the last century, it’s a known fact. Generally speaking, they had smaller frames, and carried less weight around their waists than their modern-day equivalents. One thing, however, that never changed in size were, apparently, hands! Take Emmet here for example. Emmet lived back in the early 1900’s and, statistically, stood a generous four feet tall, but if you look at Emmet’s hands you’ll notice that they look like something off a modern day Larry Bird. The 1915 Ford Model T was not exactly easy to operate (crank start, stick shift, etc.) so maybe those ill-proportioned hands came in…. do I dare say it….. “handy.”


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