If anyone is interested, I'm having a script like this made for our Model N. If anyone has an NRS and would like one, email me or PM and I'll give you the details.
Rob, well done, l tried to replicate this the other day, with little success, but that version looks great.
Good Work! Looking forward to the photo of the script mounted on your Model N.
That look great.
I suspect that was only used on the first Model N or prototype. Seems you only see it with either Henry or Clara driving.
"Seems you only see it with either Henry or Clara driving."
Now it'll be either Henry or Clara or Rob.
The late Greg Tocket had one at his shop in PA a few years ago (Ford Runabout script). He said he picked it up somewhere. Evidently, others have been made over the years. However, Greg's family had a sale and I don't know what became of the script.
Mike and Thomas,
As long as you mentioned it. This article was published in August 1906. The test drive for the story is taken June 1906, and the car shown does have the "Ford Runabout" script on the radiator.
The article also says the car used for the test drive is the same one that was at the trade shows, so very likely it is the same one in all photos with the Ford Runabout script.
The next picture shows Frank Mudd with his Model N at a hill climb outside Chicago in 1906. Frank Mudd is credited with buying the first "production" Model N in the summer of 1906 (see the link below). No "script".
Another interesting side note, Frank X. Mudd was one of the Officials at the race where Henry Ford beats Alexander Winton with "Sweepstakes" in 1902(?). What are the odds that Mudd gets the first N?
News stories about the first N sold:
Looks very good!