Tilt off steering wheel with Horn

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Houben on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 06:04 am:

Hi to all Model T lovers.

I am restoring a 1922 Lamco bodied T (with Roof 8 OHV, Rucksteel, RM brakes, hartford shocks, etc). It should make its maiden trip next year during the historic "Circuit des Ardennes" starting and ending in Bastogne . It only takes place every 3 years so I am under a little pressure.
I have a tilt off steering wheel with spinner lock and horn to go with it. (see attached pictures.
My questions :
1. As there are no plates anymore neither on the wheel nor on the mechanism I wonder if someone can help me founding out the brand name
2. I have been able to disassemble the unit (very well maintained with the original bearings etc) but can not figure out how to wire the horn for the T (can not open the side of the horn either).

Any info or help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Pauldisassembly unitsteering wheel


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 08:14 am:

That is a "Superior Metal Products" wheel.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Houben on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 08:38 am:

Hi Ed,
Thx for the info.
Any chance to get a hold of the original tag ?
Do you have any tips on how to remove the horn side plate and do the wiring for the horn ?

Paul


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 09:02 am:

Nope, sorry, I found the picture online. They made several designs I believe.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Monday, August 05, 2013 - 02:29 pm:

Actually, here is an better match. Underwriters Laboratories it looks like.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEERING-WHEEL-Fat-Man-Wood-Vintage-1900-1930-s-/3211524 69769?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ac62dcb09&vxp=mtr


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Houben on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 08:08 am:

Ed,
Thanks for the info.
This plate is a certification by the Underwriters Laboratory of the Guardian Company.They certified materials and workmanship of companies. Still not clear to me which company actually produced my lock and if any patents are available that can help me figure out how the horn works.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. J. "Art" Bell on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 03:39 pm:

Here is a patent for a locking but non tilt wheel
that was assigned to the Superior Metal Products.

Harvey C. Eckenroad
Elyria, Ohio
Assignor to The Superior Metal Products Company
Elyria, Ohio
Locking Means for Automobile Steering Wheels
Patent number: 1515809
Filing date: June 23, 1921
Issue date: Nov 18, 1924
http://tinyurl.com/ktlx2ez

Regards
Art


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