Who's the guy who makes the early copper plated hose clamps?
I believe Pete Ratledge has some.
The copper plated hose clamps were only used into early 1911 (Mar or so) and then gone. I have both a Mar 1911 Touring car and a May 1911 Open Runabout. The touring car has them but the Open Runabout does not. When I found this little detail in the archives I put the copper plated clamps on my Mar 1911 that I won the Stynoski trophy with but many people saw them and thought they were correct for 1911 and they typically are NOT. The earlier clamp used in 1909 and into perhaps early 1910 was a Walker clamp and that is different although it is believed they were also copper plated.
What would be correct for an April 1911 car?
I had a set of the copper plated hose clamps. They were just sold on the classified area of this forum.
The copper plated were used on the 1910 and 1911
Fords up to May 1911.
My research says that after May 12 they were not used. The document no. T-554-3 (Changed material
from steel copper plate to steel galvanized.)
I had them on my car till I got this information.
I had them plated by Brittens Brass Works in Mi.
email me and I will give the address
On the later hose clamps, the ones that Snyders and Langs sell, say just like Henry made 'em. They are not. If you want the real thing, then go to the Model A section of Snyders catalog, and the real thing is there, for four times the price!
Larry, are those clamps cadmium plated like Macs sells for 26.25? Are they correct?
Hope so ,I bought them...
If they are $26.25 they are probably the ones I'm talking about.