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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: OT Harold Wills
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darel J. Leipold on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 02:56 pm:

Harold Will was a long time associate of Henry Ford. He helped design the K and the T. He formed his own company in 1920 and produced the ill Sy. Claire auto. This photo is from a booklet about the trip from St. Paul, MN to Kansas City.

Wills


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darel J. Leipold on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 03:15 pm:

here is the picture turned to the right.Wills Auto


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 04:34 pm:

I got a crick in my neck reading the first post, then page down and see it straight. Could you post it again turned to the right one more time? Mebbe that will cancel the crick. :-)

Wasn't the Wills later bought by GM?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 05:29 pm:

Wills closed his factory in 1927 and it was later acquired by Chrysler.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 05:40 pm:

Yep, Steve, I misremembered. I was thinking Scripps-Booth.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 06:10 pm:

For Ralph


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 06:46 pm:

No, Jay, I meant so I could undo the crick by tilting the other way...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 08:01 pm:

I don't know you two, do I???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 08:07 pm:

Well now we have seen the car drive down the hill and across the flats and back up the other side. If you put it all in fast motion we have a moving picture of the car running!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roar Sand on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 08:11 pm:

Chrysler had a plant in Marysville near Port Huron. It was referred to as M & I, short for Marine and Industrial division. Could that have been the old Wills plant?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 09:36 pm:

I was at a tractor and steam show several years ago with my model T. A man came up to me and said "I have the grandfather to your car" I didn't know what he was talking about, but it turned out he was referring to his 1922 Wills St. Clair roadster.
What he was getting at was that Mr. Wills was in on the design of the Model T.
I was invited to see the car that day and it was a beauty. I think he had been working on it something like fifty years! He is a very interesting man who has been in the hobby a long time.


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