Hi: Here are some pics of a recent find. Before the day of easy payment plans and credit cards. Sorry the pics are not the greatest...
Here are the rest of the pics.
The book is 3-1/4 inches by 5 inches and is 1 inch thick....
That is WAY COOL!
I've never seen one before. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for sharing!
Wasn't Ford's financing plan that you paid for it BEFORE you got the car?
If you bring it to Petit Jean next year, I'll give you 10 bucks for it! I've never seen one before--nice.
Interesting owners name. Might be able to track that one down. That would be the icing on the cake. Neat book.
I bet that many of those have not survived to this point in time.
I wonder if it was a promotional item more than one a Model T buyer would get when he bought the car.
Real neat to be sure.
Do you find it at a swap meet, book store, garage sale or?
Pic # 8: "all cars in a variety of colors". So pre 1913 or so? Great find by the way
The pictures show 1926 Fords.
Hi: I believe the payment plan let you have a year to save the "Cash" for your new car. It says on the last page it includes insurance, ect. I assume that by signing the agreement in the plan that it locked you into the current price.??? They kept the car till you saved enough to pay cash. Being locked into the current price is a good thing today as cars seem to go up in price every day. Back in the day model Ts went down in price most of the time. So it may not have been a good deal, but at the time the prospective buyer did not know that. I found this at a yard sale. They did not know the history of it. They wanted 75.00 for it. I finally got it for 40.00. Seems high for a yard sale price to me, but they kept saying where else are you going to find one. They were right so I had to have it... Mike .. I useally buy high and sell low, at least that's the way it seems to work at the Petitt Jean swap meet. But I think Ill keep it for now. OT. Mike, Sorry I did not make it to the tour in Mt View. Things came up. Planning on the next meeting to meet everyone and have the 26 touring going by then.
Just noticed the patent date on the coin bank door: 1922.
This book shows the 26 27 models. If patented in 1922, they probably just had the manufacture of the book, change the pictures and pages as needed. I like it with the 26-27 cars as my car is a 1927 Sport Touring.
These banks were patented by Harold Royse of Minneapolis.
Royce was issued 2 patents . . .
Patent #1434226 - http://tinyurl.com/c3ultn
Patent # 1468836 - http://tinyurl.com/cnzy2u
One use that I seen on eBay was as a baby gift bank.
Here is a previous thread from Forum 2009 . . .
Hi Art: Thanks for the links. The pics of the other book are better than mine.
That has to be the coolest old item I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing.
I have three of these, they come up for sale on ebay every now and then, I first saw one at Jim Keneally's place in Seattle about 30 years ago. He told me it was really rare!!! but we had already seen one at a fellow Model T's house.
I found one next year in Missouri at an antique shop when we were on our way to stay with our friend in St Louis. He had one but no key. Mine had the key and we were able to open it and also find a key close to it in an antique shop so we made him a duplicate.
The earlier ones show a Coupe 3/4 face on the front.