Jinxe
jinxe
12/15/17
5:28 PM
17

Ivy seems like the type to do something about a man hunting down and murdering women. I’m very much hoping she is actually setting him up and was looking for the Ripper in order to stop him.

1/29/17
5:31 PM
19

Gizmodo: come for the articles, stay for the figuring out where the errors in the articles are.

1/29/17
5:23 PM
5

Weasel or stone marten? You mention both in your article which is confusing in itself but you also treat those names as exchangeable. Those are completely different species with pretty substantial size difference (martens are at least twice the size of weasels).

1/5/17
10:26 PM
8

Did some more digging. It was probably used during the late 20's when the Bear River had just been declarred a National Wildlife Refuge and they were building miles of dikes in order to restore the wetlands in the area. I’m guessing they improvised this truck as a sort of suport vehicle for the operation.

1/5/17
10:19 PM
1

Probably chosen for light weight, I would guess.

1/5/17
10:05 PM
10

The vehicle is a 1922 Franklin Model 9-B, but Franklin never made trucks, so I’m not sure what’s going on there. The cabin and bed could be from a late model Ford Model T Truck, but again, I’m not so sure. Or maybe it’s a Model T with a Franklin 9-B hood and front cowl, who knows. The insteresting thing is that

1/5/17
9:34 PM
4

The basis car is a Franklin from the early 20s, I don’t know anything about the attachments.

1/5/17
9:33 PM
1

I thought at first it might have something to do with the construction of the panama canal, but on second inspection I think it’s from somewhere else. The car might be early enough, 1904-1914, but I’m not sure.

1/5/17
9:30 PM
1

Some of the guesses on Twitter have been that it’s a modified T, so you’re not alone in that line of thinking.

1/5/17
9:25 PM
1

If I had to guess it’s been so highly specialized that it’ll never be known. Maybe a T, but maybe someone can guess better by the windshield cowl.