The script for our N is finished. Several of you asked about getting one. Please look at this and if you still want one or two, let me know. I bought a few extra and will go according to email requests first. The one shown is polished. The ones I'll send to anyone buying one will need to be polished.
I'll find the amount and divide it up per script, so everyone pays an equal amount (including me ). If you requested one earlier and don't want one, not to worry, I will take any left over to Hershey and try to "peddle" them there.
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Rob, I don't think you'll have any trouble getting rid of them.
You never know......
As long as I'm playing "show and tell", I also received our sidelamps this week. They are the lamps that were on our car (at least since a photo of our car was taken at a Ford dealership in 1925). Rick Britten restored them, and they look great.
Our N is #3, with aftermarket "improvements" including a rumble seat and running boards. You can see the "eye shades" on the N prototype above, just like on our lamps.
Fantastic Rob! You are a real artisan. Jim Patrick
Not me, I just pay "artisans"......... very well!
Rob - Am I "seeing things"??? Red and green,......."port" and "starboard"??? Beautiful lamps (and car),....harold
Rick Britten restored lamps for me some years back. If I remember correctly, he was fairly expensive and took several months; neither of these bothered me.
However, when I opened the boxes, I totally forgot how much it was as well as the wait. Both were so very much worth it.
It's hard to say enough good things about Rick's work.
Yes, port and starboard. I suppose the upper shade so other auto drivers weren't "blinded" when they met each other.
I agree. The wait can be lengthy, and the cost isn't cheap, but the results are fantastic! Rick did the bullet headlamps first. Both were on the car at least since the picture below was taken at a new Ford dealership in New York State in 1925.
Everything about that car is incredible.
Great outcome !!! Near perfect duplication of the original pictured in the Piquette Avenue Street scene. Best regards, John
That fancy script sure looks neat on your radiator!!!!
Thank you guys, I thought they came out good too.
Of course, the Model K was not to be left out. I had a period photo of a K with Ford script (below) so we made one for it too. The original is a newspaper copy, so it's hard to see. Actually the reflection in the stream is a little clearer.
It turned out a little larger than I thought it would appear.....
At least now people won't say, what kind is it?
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Rob - About the beautiful side lamps,...."red & green",...."port and starboard",......you acknowledged but never did say why??? Is that just coincidental, or does it REALLY signify port & starboard, and, if so, why would that be of any importance on a wheeled vehicle??? Just curious,.....harold
I know it was taken from its nautical roots. But it was to signify right-of-way on the road. As an idea, it never really took off. However, some cars did use it very early, and it continued on some cars until at least the late 1920s. My (years ago) 1925 Studebaker had a red and a green jewel in the cowl lamps for that purpose. I thought it was a bit silly on the Studebaker because the jewels were too small to be seen from any distance to do any significant good.
I have seen quite a few other cars with similar lenses in their cowl lamps.
I have seen model T sidelamps with red and green side lenses in them also to signify right-of-way. I do not know if they were Ford issue or after-market.
If you see the red lens on the other car from your driver's seat, it is on the left side of that car, and that car is to your right, giving him the right-of-way. The red lens means "yield". If you can see the other car's green lens, it should be your right-of-way.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I don't know the history, just that they were on our car as of 1925. It makes sense, although hard to believe that car speed or brightness required them (shades). The sidelamps were the only Ford Company lights (and give off pretty good light alone) that came on the car.
Thank you for the explanation. The lamps certainly are attractive back on the car restored. I haven't lit them yet, but will soon.
"When two lights you see ahead, turn your helm and show your red". In other words, keep to the right. Unless you're navigating a waterway. In that case it's "Red, Right, Returning" or keep the red buoys or lights on your right when entering a waterway.
Wayne, Rob, Ken - Thanks to all, and like Rob says, thanks especially to Wayne. Been around boats all my life and I know about running lights on boats, but I certainly never knew that at one time, there was a movement afoot "way back when" to apply similar rules to motor vehicles! Thanks again Wayne,....harold
That all changed years ago when the feds and states passed laws restricting the color of lights that can be displayed on vehicles.
I spent many a night on Lake Erie back in my boating days. The islands were a blast!