1. What did the sedans use foe a spare tiire carrier for the demountable rim, not wire.
2. I know some of you restore old record players. I saw an old Pathe wind up today and was wondering how old it might be. Turntable still works. Needs the vaneer replaced on the top and the shelves were gone. Saw it sitting in our local Salvation Army store.
All the spare tire carriers were the same, which is why they lean back on the coupes & runabouts, When wires came along they put a Y on it to hold the rim for the optional wood wheels.
Without seeing a photo of the Pathe it would be hard to judge the age, they were popular & at the same time unique (like most things French) They had a hard rubber reproducer (soundbox) which ran perpendicular to the groove rather than most phonographs where it ran parallel. And they will only play Verticle cut records (Hill & Dale) such as Edison Diamond Discs & their own. Victor & almost everyone else used a Horizontal cut record. Pathe is still very much in business, distributing Movies (they were the pioneer), ever see an old movie where the first thing you see is a rooster crowing.
Contact Tim. here
He is one of the most knowledgable person when it comes to phonographs. They also have a Pathe with a Morning Glory Horn for sale. If nothing else the one you found could probably be used for parts.