At the local gas & steam show today a trailer full of old iron for sale included a few T parts. There was a steering wheel spider that looked like a T part, but then I noticed it had two key slots, so it must be something else. A few minutes later I found this, which another guy had for sale. Obviously T, but the steering gear shaft has two keys. I don't recall ever seeing such a thing. And what's the story on that strange horn button?
Next to the guy with the steering column was this gentleman with a couple of interesting vehicles.
One was this very nice home-made 1886 Benz. I thought it was a pretty impressive piece of work.
He also had this motorcycle under construction.
Steve,that steering box is an early one,and horn button is the 15-@1917 one. Good finds. Hope you bought it.
Very interesting, thanks for posting.
Steve -- That steering wheel spider with two key slots is correct for your '15, unless it was brass. Unca' Jack is correct about the steering column and horn button. It is probably a '17, since the gearbox has nickel plating on it. Other than the plating and the "mouse ear" throttle and spark rods, it's the same as a '15.
The Benz and the bike are incredible. It shows you can have great fun with lots of time rather than lots of money.
Thanks for sharing the pictures.