Pick up a mess of 1915 body parts for my project and it included a wooden bed with the attached decal on the bed.
Can anyone tell me more about this bed and or the manufacturer? I do not think the box is a 1915 but I do not know for sure.
The tag makes it a post '19 when the Martin Company and the Parry Co. merged.
The Martin Company started in the 1890's. The Parry Co. were buggy builders until 1916.
Here is a cut from one of their catalogues for the pick-up bed...just so happens to be on a '15 at that!
Thanks. I am grateful for the information and I'm a little smarter now!
Glad to help. Here are two more cuts on Martin Parry. Shown on what appears to be black era car.
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One of those Martin Parry boxes would look great on the back of a 1915 torpedo runabout. I would certainly use it if I had it!
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VERY interesting! I have the number 116 and it is in great shape.
And yes Royce... I am using it on the Roadster pickup I am building.
What are the approx. dimensions, please?
I'll measure it for you Rick. It will be a little later today.
Thanks, John. No hurry at all. I'm gonna' build a new box for mine someday.
It is 3 feet wide and 5 feet long (exactly both dimensions).
Here's the factory made
bed on our 1915 roadster that we get lots of positive comments on.
Thanks, Jon. And thank you, Jay, for all the great detail. I would guess the bed on yours to be about four feet long?
Good to hear you got the 15' parts I love the original patina of that box but always thought it was a little long for a roadster body, maybe it's just me. Also thanks for saving me from buying into another project that I would not have time for. Believe me I was tempted at that price. Can't wait to see the car on the road. If you need any help or advice just ask but I will not polish that brass for you, have plenty to polish here with the 10' coming soon.
Jay: I like the hardware on your tailgate. The box John just bought is different.
Mike: I am not polishing the brass either.
Renea, Don't worry your husband has been trained by US Navy on how to polish brass And to that point I will be holding him to the highest standards! If he fails at this he will need to polish all the brass cars in our club till he gets it right!....or not?
Mike.... OR NOT!
Here's my tailgate hardware
Another Martin Parry bed, a 'long bed' Pickup
Original decals of the dealer who installed, and the mfg decal, missed getting it all in the frame.
Dan... Very nice. "Long bed"?
Pardon my ignorance but how long is a long bed?