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Researching old registration - 1914

Dear Car Talk Folks - While walking the beach recently in Mattapoissett MA I found an old license plate from 1914. The numbers are clear and I’d like to know how to research the plate number and find out more about the car, the owner etc. There were also lots of rusted car parts in the area and I’m wondering if they were from the same car as the license plate.

Thanks in advance for all your expert help.

Neat find - those antique plates are popular. You might post over here to get a more antique-specific car crowd:

You need to see if the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles has kept archives back that far and is it possible for them to “run” the plate. The old records may still be available and they may not.