Here's an accessory that allows you to displace a quart of gas inside the filler cap. It is also marked like a gas gauge stick for a round gas tank. So how far can you go with just a quart of gas in your T??
Here in the south, that little goody would be great to stash a quart of moonshine
That white lightning is good for the soul and probably fine with Lizzie too!
Heck, I'll wager that that timely, clever, clandestine, little device was never used to, nor meant to hold gasoline, but instead, was used back during Prohibition (1919-1933) to smuggle a quart of Canadian Bourbon over the border for private consumption or for making bathtub gin. If a party of eight Model T's went across the border for a picnic, each with one of these, they could come back with two gallons of a combination of Bourbon, Scotch or Gin, which, during the Prohibition and particularly during the early days of the Depression, was worth a small fortune. Thanks Jay. Jim Patrick
Interesting reserve tank, but with that sealed tank used as a filler cap for the fuel tank, how is the main tank vented? Inquiring minds want to know. Bill
I want one!
William. There is a tiny air vent hole drilled at a 45 degree angle on the cap near the threads to vent the tank. My photos did not show it.
I agree that this accessory probably carried more moonshine then gas. A quart of gas wouldn't get you to much further down the road but a quart of booze would sooth your hard luck while waiting for help to pass by.
And another magazine ad.