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So you want to see some Pictures of 1909 E-M-F Automobiles? Well, you have found the right page

Select the body style of the car you would like to see from the quick links in the menu on the left, or the selections below, or just scroll down. Click on the small picture to see the full size picture. ENJOY THE PHOTOS!!!

If you have a picture of an EMF you would like included here, please send it to me either via e-mail or US-mail at the address' below. If you choose to use the US mail to send me a photograph, and wish to have the photo returned, please also send a Self Addressed Stamped envelope along with the photo. Include important data such as Year, body style, owners name and any other data you would like included such as serial number etc. THANKS!!!

Five Passenger Tourings Roadsters Demi-Tonneaus Misc


1909 Five Passenger Touring Cars
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1909 Touring car from factory literature.
Posted 2001-04-09 - 100


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1909 Touring car along with other 1909 models from factory literature.
Posted 2001-04-09 - 200


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A great old photo sent in by James Goss. He says of the photo Attached is a photo of my grandfather, Percy Goss (Hygiene, Colorado), in his EMF. I believe it is a 1909 model. He later owned 1917 and 1924 Studebaker touring cars. I don't have any more info about the car, except that a note on the back of one photo stated that the car was red.

Thanks James for the photo.
Posted 2001-04-16 - 300


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This photo is part of a much larger photo. This part shows 3 1909 E-M-Fs lined up in front of what was, at the time, a new building for the Studebaker dealer in Alva OK. The print at the bottom of the photo says "Mathews Garage, Alva Okla".

This photo was sent to me by Bud Martin in Alva OK whose grand folks sold these cars. Bud says of the car on the right side of the photo: "...is the John F. Parsons family. My Mother is the baby on my Grandmothers lap (Sina Parsons). Mother was born 3-20-1910 so the picture may have been taken early fall of 1910 or 1911."

The entire picture shows 12 cars lined up that include 1909 and 1910 E-M-Fs, a Flanders and what I think is a Studebaker Garford. I am attempting to get the entire photo uploaded, it is quite large. Thanks to Bud for the great photos.
Posted 2001-04-17 - 400


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This is the entire photo mentioned above. I had to scan this in three parts and assemble them back together. By the time I got the photo down to a size that I could upload to this server, I had lost some of the quality of the original.

This photo shows 12 cars lined up in front of what was, at the time, a new building for the Studebaker dealer in Alva OK. The print at the bottom of the photo says "Mathews Garage, Alva Okla".

If we number the cars from 1-12 starting on the left, then it appears cars 2 - 7 are 1909 E-M-Fs. Car 8 may be a Studebaker Garford? Car 9 appears to be another 1909 E-M-F 5 Passenger Touring. Cars 1, 10 and 11 appear to be 1910 E-M-Fs. Car 12 is a Flanders. Notice the earlier style straight fron axle on cars 2, 4, 5, 6 and 9. Notice the small round radiator emblem instead of the embossed E-M-F logo on cars 1, 10 & 11. You can see the perforated running boards on car 5 and a shadow from the sun through the runningboard on car 6.

The buildings are another story. The brick building directly behind all the cars was the new building for the Studebaker dealer. The building to the left of it says "Studebaker" above the door and the little wooden building to the left of it says "Studebaker" also.

I wish you could see the detail in the copy of the photo I have. I could go on and on about this photo. Differences in cowl lights, horns, choke wires on the front of the cars. I have spent hours looking at this photo.

This photo was sent to me by Bud Martin in Alva OK whose grand folks sold these cars. Thanks again to Bud for a great photo and for all the time spent on the phone discussing it.
Posted 2001-04-23 - 500


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A number of people have sent me this photo, and I finally got a scan that was a scan of the original to post. Boy, something really did an number on this E-M-F Touring. I am guessing it is a 1909 by the running boards. Were the "see-through" running boards used after 1909?
Posted 2001-04-24 - 600


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This is a picture from a Glidden tour postcard showing a 1909 touring Pathfinding for the Glidden Tour in Michigan. For more information on this and other Glidden tour postcards, check out the Advertising->Postcards page".
Posted 2001-04-14 - 624


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This is a picture from a Glidden tour postcard showing a 1909 touring Pathfinding for the Glidden Tour in Mankato, MN. For more information on this and other Glidden tour postcards, check out the Advertising->Postcards page".
Posted 2001-04-14 - 640


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This is a picture from a Glidden tour postcard showing a 1909 touring Pathfinding for the Glidden Tour in Kansas. For more information on this and other Glidden tour postcards, check out the Advertising->Postcards page".
Posted 2009-04-14 - 650


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This is a picture from a Glidden tour postcard showing a 1909 touring Pathfinding for the Glidden Tour in Kansas. For more information on this and other Glidden tour postcards, check out the Advertising->Postcards page".
Posted 2009-04-14 - 655


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This is a picture from a Glidden tour postcard showing a 1909 touring Pathfinding for the Glidden Tour in Kansas. For more information on this and other Glidden tour postcards, check out the Advertising->Postcards page".
Posted 2009-04-14 - 660


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Stan Seleen sent me this picture of his ancestors 1909 E-M-F Touring. He says of the picture:

This is Gunnar and Eva Everson with daughter Clara, Esther Seleen and Ruth Seleen out in the Everson's E-M-F sometime before 1912 (probably the 1910 timeframe).

Thanks to Stan for allowing it to appear here.
Posted 2006-03-09 - 665


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This is a picture of the rear end of the 1909 E-M-F used as the pathfinder for the 1909 Glidden Tour. I believe the man on the left smoking the cigar is Dai Lewis, the official AAA pathfinder.

I found this picture on the Michigan State University Website called "The Making of Modern Michigan. Select "Browse the Collection by Subject" then scroll down to "Glidden Tour". There are almost 2000 pictures from the 1909 Glidden Tour and you can spend days looking at them.
Posted 2006-03-10 - 670


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This is a picture of the 1909 E-M-F used as the pathfinder for the 1909 Glidden Tour traveling down a rural road.

I found this picture on the Michigan State University Website called "The Making of Modern Michigan. Select "Browse the Collection by Subject" then scroll down to "Glidden Tour". There are almost 2000 pictures from the 1909 Glidden Tour and you can spend days looking at them.
Posted 2006-03-10 - 675


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This is a picture of the 1909 E-M-F used as the pathfinder for the 1909 Glidden Tour with the top up. You can see the muddy road they were traveling at the time.

I found this picture on the Michigan State University Website called "The Making of Modern Michigan. Select "Browse the Collection by Subject" then scroll down to "Glidden Tour". There are almost 2000 pictures from the 1909 Glidden Tour and you can spend days looking at them.
Posted 2006-03-10 - 677


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This picture is of the E-M-F Display at an auto show in what appears to be 1909 from the cars pictured. This would have been the publics first look at an E-M-F Automobile.
Posted 2006-03-11 - 680


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This picture is of a 1909 5-Passenger Touring taking a family for ride on a cold day. Looks like snow on the ground.
Posted 2006-03-11 - 683


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This picture appears here courtesy of Dan Willemin, whose ancestor is pictured in the car. The car appears to be a 1909 E-M-F 5-Passenger touring. Notice the straight front axle (as opposed to the dropped front axle on later cars). I suppose the straight axle could mean this is a wide-track model, since all the wide track front axles were straight (I think). You can also see the slight sweep upward of the rear fender and the embossed E-M-F 30 in the radiator tank.

Dan says of the picture: "My grandfather (who was 17 at the time) is driving; his father is in the passenger seat. Russell Orr was my grandfather; his father was George H Orr. The postcard had a one cent stamp, was postmarked November 12, 1909, and the message on the back was "50 miles from the badlands and all is fine". You'll also notice the reflection of the photographer is in the windshield! By the way, my mother was Russell's daughter."

Thanks to Dan for allowing it to appear here.
Posted 2007-04-29 - 685


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This picture was sent to me by Graeme Cocks who is writing a history of these motoring events in Australia.

Graeme says of the picture: William Best driving an EMF during the 1910 Bullfinch gold rush in Western Australia. This was said to be the first gold rush in history which used automobiles rather than horses, camels or bicycles to go out in search of gold. William Best also won the first four wheeled motor race in Western Australia in 1909 driving a Darracq. Graeme Cocks is writing a history of these motoring events and can be contacted on gacocks@iinet.net.au

Thanks to Graeme for allowing it to appear here.
Posted 2009-01-23 - 689


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A nice picture of the front of a 1909 Touring. Check out the Carbide Generator. Looks like a Michigan License plate. Not sure how I ended up with this photo. I found it while cleaning up some files on the computer.
Posted 2009-04-17 - 690


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This is another picture of the 1909 Glidden Tour Pathfinder.
Posted 2011-07-12 - 691


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Looks like the people at the local harness shop are really looking this 1909 E-M-F Touring over.
Posted 2011-07-22 - 692


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This photo was sent to me with the question of what year the E-M-F was. It is my opinion that it is a 1909 E-M-F 5-Passenger Touring. My main reason is the design of the rear fender. The "swoop" up at the rear of the fender is a 1909 characteristic which you do not see in a 1910. It also has some 1910 Characteristics, like the back door with out the line across it. It looks like it is one color, like all red like a 1909. 1910s had a lighter color (yellow) chassis and wheels and a darker (Dark Blue) body. I also do not see the E-M-F Script on the Radiator core which was added in 1910. The Tank of the radiator does not seem to have the round EMF tag like a 1910 would have. 1909s had E-M-F Embossed into the brass upper tank.

So it is my opinion that this is a 1909, possibly a late 1909 due to the 1910 style door on the body. Any disagreements?

Thanks to the AACA for allowing it to appear here.
Posted 2012-08-26 - 693


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This Photo was found on a postcard dated 1911. It is a picture of a 1909 E-M-F 5-Passenger Touring in front of the Hartley,IA Cushman Motor Works.
Posted 2014-02-24 - 694


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A happy family out for a drive in their 1909 E-M-F 5-Passenger Touring.
Posted 2017-02-15 - 695


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A beautiful 1909 Touring owned by Gilbert Fitzhugh.
Posted 2001-04-16 - 700


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1909 Touring owned by Paul G. Hohler at the time the picture was taken. This picture was found in an article on the EMF in an issue of "Automobile Quarterly", Volume 17, number 4 (1979) on page 345.
Posted 2001-04-14 - 710


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1909 Touring owned by Ken and Nan Caulley at the time the picture was taken. The car was sold and now belongs to Bruce Wright. To see some more info about this car, CLICK HERE
Posted 2001-04-14 - 715


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At the time of this entry on March 4th, 2001, this car was for sale and was located in Skokie Illinois. It appears that this car was purchased by Lee Turner. Lee restored this car and displayed it for the first time at the 2004 Hershey show. Here are some pictures of the restored car: picture 1 from the front, picture 2 from the rear, and picture 3 front close up,.
Posted 2001-03-04 - 720


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This is a picture of David Steinman's 1909 tourer at the Brass in Bucks (its first outing). This car is engine number 3868. Thanks to David for the great photo.
Posted 2001-04-14 - 725


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This is a picture of Tom Ruggles' 1909 5-Passenger Touring that I took at the 2006 E-M-F Factory Outing Tour in South Bend, IN. Let me tell you, this car runs as well as it looks.
Posted 2006-08-23 - 730



1909 Roadsters
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1909 Roadster from factory literature.
Posted 2001-04-16 - 100


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From an ad for the E-M-F in 1909.
Posted 2011-07-01 - 101


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Rev. H.H. Hartnell, 90 Years old, Oct. 18, 1909, in his E.M.F. auto. Taken in Suncook, New Hampshire. Has a 1909 Massachusetts license plate. This picture was supplied by William Crestwell. William collects period photos of early automobiles. Thanks to William for allowing it to appear here.
Posted 2010-08-11 - 105


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Photo from a period postcard showing a 1909 E-M-F Double Rumble Roadster. Note the Studebaker script on the radiator.
Posted 2010-09-27 - 110


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This picture appears to be a Double Rumble Roadster. May also be a Demi Tonneau. Any thoughts?
Posted 2017-02-15 - 120


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1909 Roadster owned by Cecil Odell at the time the picture was taken. This picture was found in an article on the EMF in an issue of "Automobile Quarterly", Volume 17, number 4 (1979) on page 347.
Posted 2001-04-23 - 200


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1909 Roadster owned by Harold B. Casey at the time the picture was taken. This picture was found in an article on the EMF in an issue of "Automobile Quarterly", Volume 17, number 4 (1979) on page 349.
Posted 2001-04-14 - 300


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A rear view of the 1909 Roadster owned by Harold B. Casey at the time the picture was taken. This picture was found in an article on the EMF in an issue of "Automobile Quarterly", Volume 17, number 4 (1979) on page 348.
Posted 2001-04-14 - 305


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This is a picture of the 1909 E-M-F Roadster owned by Alan and Beverly Gunderson. This car belonged to Beverlys father.
Posted 2008-09-22 - 310


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This is a picture I took on the 2006 E-M-F Factory Outing Tour of Scott Langeneger's 1909 E-M-F. Much discussion has led us to list this car as a Double Rumble Roadster/Runabout. The Parts manual for 1909 shows this exact body without the rear seat as a "Runabout" body, and the double rear seat is listed as a double rumble. This car is engine number 2908.

I also found a picture of this car (before Scott owned it) on a Postcard. CLICK HERE to see the picture.
Posted 2006-08-23 - 315



1909 Demi-Tonneaus
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None listed at this time. If you have a picture of a 1909 Demi-Tonneaus , please send it to me.


1909 Misc
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This is a picture submitted by Gordon Langeneger of what looks like a 1909 E-M-F fitted with a Town Car or Taxis body. Notice it is sitting in front of an E-M-F Dealership. I do not remember seeing this body listed in any of the E-M-F documentation, but it was a common practice to have a custom body builder build a special body like this for a chassis. I would love to have this car in my garage. Thanks to Gordon for this great picture.
Posted 2011-06-08 - 100


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This is another picture of the same 1909 Touring with a town-car addition. NOTE: This picture and the one above were taken in front of the E-M-F Factory on Piquette Street in Detroit.
Posted 2011-06-08 - 105



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