I'm going to drive some of you nuts before this is over. This Sunday I purchased a hoard of T parts. It's not the first time and it shouldn't be the last. In this case I didn't want 90% of the collection because I am a 20's era Speedster guy but it was all or nothing. There are a number of early kerosene lamps and other pre- WWI items I'm not very familiar with.
Below is a pair of bud vases. I was wondering if these were ever offered as an accessory by Ford or just one of the gazillion after market items available in the day.
Jimmy -- They were aftermarket, very popular for closed cars of all makes.
Non-Ford, but many Ford dealers provided aftermarket accessories to the new car buyer.
I'll take thirteen cases of those dash clocks please. Do you think they accept PayPal?
As a Sgt. in the Marines from '72-'77 and at 6'3", 225 lbs. I still think those bud vases are pretty and wish I'd listened to my wife and hadn't of sold my pair of carnival glass ones Jim Patrick
Aren't you lucky then Jim....I just happen to have a mint condition pair of these that are exactly like yours, except mine are growing dust from lack of use. I was told these were made by a company called Jardine (spelling?) and that they are circa 1910?
I have a set exactly like Jim pictured above that I am holding onto in the hopes my wife will let me throw an enclosed Model T under them! LOL!!!!
The original mounting brackets are harder to come by then the vases. IMHO
Nice vases - do you have the brackets? It's often the more difficult part to find as there are so many different sizes and shapes. Been collecting them for years (among many other things) and found they were not sold as "pairs." If you wanted two you just bought two. It was just as common to use a single vase in the center of the dash board or in the rear seat so the passengers did not have to smell the chauffeur.
Scott, I sent you a PM. Jim Patrick
We own a 1918 center door and it has bud vases. The interior is original.
Judy, Very nice original interior of your center
door! Thanks for sharing!