Old accessory brass radiator?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Old accessory brass radiator?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 01:36 am:

Looking at craigslist I came across:

http://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/3523147413.html

Look at the stamping on the radiator. I thought it was kind of cool and had to share.

Richard


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 02:13 am:

Richard;
Where is Perham??????


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 02:41 am:

I find it curious to see that now. For about a month there was a model T touring car for sale in front of the local wrecking yard with a radiator just like that.
When I got into this hobby, back in the late '60s, we didn't have Berg's or Brassworks to provide new radiators. There were quite a bunch of garage shops that made brass radiators all across the country.
Along about the early to mid '70s, Ford Motor Company began to take offense at people making any sort of product using their name. It took a couple years before terms were worked out for businesses to continue making radiators with the Ford name on them to be used on model Ts. During those few years, different builders from before, did different things. Many just went out of the business. Some made nice radiators with no script on them at all. A few provided a means of putting the script onto the radiator yourself.
One of those companies made that radiator. I had seen them way back then, but hadn't seen one in years, till these two about a month apart. I recall seeing advertisements in the club magazines for them, with that fancy shield in place of the Ford script.
I wonder how many of those odd radiators are hiding around the country. It would appear that few people want to use them anymore.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 09:35 am:

I guess Perham is in Minn. That radiator is an after market honeycomb. I've seen one or two of these through the years. Can't remember the brand name.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Mino, near Porterville on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 10:54 am:

honeycomb -1

honehycomb -2

honeycomb -3


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 10:59 am:

Phil, Nice honeycomb brass radiator. Thanks for sharing the photos.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 03:09 pm:

I am finding this thread interesting. The radiators I had seen were not that old, and looking closer at the "craigslist" ad I see that it is also a honeycomb. The radiators I have seen were tube and fin. I always thought the "badge" was kind of "out there". My guess now would be that they copied the "badge" from an old after-market radiator in order to continue making replacement radiators during that "Ford freeze".
Good stuff!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


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