This is the new flag holders I am having made, these will fit any car with a radiator neck, the screws will be in brass and they will have the 48 star flags, Bob
These will be great for tours and parades, these were on almost every T back in Rockford in the 60's
Of course, if your car is 1909-1911 you need 46 stars.
good detail with the 48 star flag. thats the number one thing incorrect with parades with old cars haha
They should be brass slotted screws and brass nuts.
Nice Robert, I appreciate seeing someone taking time to produce things like this for those of us in the hobby. Have a good evening, KB
They will be slotted I forgot to mention that, the reason for 48 stars is they cost me quite a bit, for 46 star flags it will cost me double and for an accessory I don't want to charge a ton of money, also checking on some in chrome
Will you sell the flags by themselves? I have an original holder like that which holds five flags, but no flags for it. The holder is special for me because I found it in a drawer in my grandfather's shop shortly after he passed away.
Those holders and shields look really nice.
Drive carefully, and enjoy the holidays! W2
Robert, to some, chrome on a model T is a swear word. Did you mean nickel?
Allan from down under.
I will see about extra flags, I do have some 50 star flags now, these will also fit Model A's and other make cars, any car with a radiator neck, great for 4th of July and parades
I made up this one with three flags which just mounted to the top of the radiator cap and still could use the motometer. I wasn't able to find 46 or 48 star flags. My project never took off, "pun". Bob
You can use a dogbone, gulling, moto meter ar plain cap, this goes over the neck and will be at a very good price also, Bob
Also screws will be slotted, and getting price on chrome also, not worried about nickel because these were accessory
I would be interested in one of them in brass. Any idea what the ballpark price will be?
I am hoping on 29.95 with 5 flags, screws will match brass w/ brass, and chrome w/ chrome, they will look good, Bob
im a rookie at all of this but isnt there very little difference between chrome and nickle? i mean.. the difference is just a clear coat of chromium. isnt that correct?
I hope they aren't made in China!
It goes copper, nickel, chrome, the nice thing is chrome holds a shine, nickel needs to be shined, Bob
for an accessory I don't think anyone would notice, if its a show car you wont put this on, 99% of These Model T's are driven for fun and if the owner likes accessory items then its less effort to polish one more item, we sell a lot of chrome and nickel parts and customers buy 85% chrome to 15% nickel
"...the difference is just a clear coat of chromium. "
The chromium is not clear. It's another layer, usually on top of a coat of nickel, when things are done right and not cheaply. As Bob explains, chrome will hold its luster, while nickel will tarnish. Chrome has a "bluer" hue to it, while nickel has a yellow cast.
I believe and please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't "triple chrome plating" actually a layer of copper, then nickel, then chromium?
I've got an undecorated flag holder that mounts like the ones your showing. I've taken it on and off so many time it won't tighten to the neck anymore. I'll be getting one of the new ones when available. Good going Bob!
Not China, Bob
Geez Bob, I thought I read all the posts before I put mine in. Now I'm all red in the face and ashamed. My sword is out and I've said my goodbyes.
Whoa wait a minute maybe I won't go quite that far. Maybe I'll give myself 20 lashes with some wet spaghetti instead.
Here's a website in Georgia that I previously ordered 48 star flags from. Very fast shipping! Small flags suitable for radiator for $1.58 each.
What do you think the public will want more 46 or 48 star flags, making order today, Bob
I was always told that Chromium is a nearly clear plating that protects the nickel from oxidizing. It has a blue cast to it, which is why the color difference between nickel and chrome plating.Chromium is much more resistant to oxidation than nickel based on salt-spray tests.
I may not be the one to ask (I like 46). But I think 48 stars would be better. It is proper for everything after 1912, fifteen years of major model T production.
Did you look into the site that Mike G posted?
Drive carefully, and enjoy the holidays1 W2