Someone local has a set of chains for a model T (not sure about brand or how she knows' they are for a t). In an original metal with a tool. Any ideas on a fair value?
Oops, left out the words "tire" in front of the word chains, and the word "box" after the word metal....should have paid attention to the proof read....
Anyway this lady is seeking a value on some old tire chains in the original container.
Weed brand are probably the most common. They are usually are in a canvas bag.
They aren't worth much. There is no demand for them and they are tough to sell at swap meets.
I'm in Minnesota so I see tire chains occasionally at swap meets (not necessarily for Model Ts).
I gave away the last set I owned. I had the bag, a tool and the instruction card.
If you offered her $10 for the set, that would be very generous.
Mike, tire chains had to be popular in the bygone days of mud roads. I seldom see any at swap meets like Chickasha OK. I have no idea on price, but I would think it would be low?????
Tire changes were used a lot on the early snow attachments ( before the lugged tire design) to keep from slipping. I have a pair on each of mine mine. I'd buy them if there available.
Bob, I love Todd's cartoon. I have used chains on one of my T's and they work great if you keep them on the snow. Around here if you go anywhere in the winter you usually have to deal with a certain amount of bare pavement and that really wears that chains fast. I think I could find a set for about $20.
Tire chains can be seen on the rear wheels of the wrecked Model T in the third photo down in the "Wrecks, Crashes, Accident Photos" thread. Could they have contributed to the accident? Jim Patrick
Todd was the teenage son of a lady that
worked with me in Alaska in 1981 when I had my first Snowmobile, I've lost contact with his family.. I've made a rubber stamp of it that I use with my Snowmobile research. Let me know if you find a set of 30x3.5 for that price.
If you are talking about the 1917 coupelet picture, I doubt tire chains could have caused an accident accident. The car appears to have been broadsided. Who knows who is at fault, what caused the accident and if it was hit by another vehicle or a streetcar, etc.
I researched that photo couple years ago. There are two additional photos from different angles of that wreck. The photos were taken March 4, 1918 at 1042 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Canada. The original negatives are housed in the Toronto Archives as part of the James Salmon Collection.
Because we know the date of the event, it is possible to research the Toronto newspapers that were published that week to see if any of them reported the incident.
All three angles below: