Handbrake Accessory

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Handbrake Accessory
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:48 am:

Does anyone know anything about this accessory? someone who has the photo from the car with this accessory would be very interesting.
I bought this on ebay.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:55 am:

Here is the text


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:55 am:

That attaches to your hand brake lever and repositions the handle out from under the dash so that "Big" guy's or tall guy's can grab the brake handle in an emergency without smacking their hand on the dash or taking their eyes off the road


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:57 am:

They guy who is selling them must have found a NOS crate full of them, he has sold a bunch of them already. What a find.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:57 am:

Ake, They work great. It puts the brake within easy reach.

Here's one I have on our 15 roadster pickup.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:00 pm:

G.R. I thought about putting mount it on my 1915 Touring or my 1918 Coupelet.
But Coupelet car I go in on the left side then it is well in the way or what do you think?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:15 pm:

I wonder if he has any more?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:19 pm:

Lang's has them.

http://www.modeltford.com/item/A-HBEX.aspx


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By keith g barrier on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:20 pm:

They are listed in the Langs catalog. KGB


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:20 pm:

Jay could answer that better than I. I don't have one yet! :-(


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:32 pm:

The hand brake extension in the photo I posted above is pulled back all the way and set. I would think it would be in the way when getting into A Coupelet from the drivers side.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Huson, Berthoud, Co. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:36 pm:

I had a hand brake extension that was a little different. I went straight up. I took it off because It hit the cowl.

picture


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 02:11 pm:

Yeah I was thinking of buying two pieces.
I hope I get with the original box.
Yeah I was thinking of buying two pieces.
I hope I get with the original box.

Is anyone familiar with the three extra handles to the pedals for the disabled?
This is an accessory, I have a friend who desires this accessory,
then he can with my help maybe get run his father's old 1922 model T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 02:13 pm:

Jay thanks for your photo, fun that it works well.
Will be back with a picture when I installed it in my 1915 Touring.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. J. "Art" Bell on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 02:48 pm:

US Patent

Barton Fisk Gout
Derby, Vermont
Extention Arm
Patent Number : 1155916
Filling Date : Oct 3, 1914
Issue Date : Oct 5, 1915
http://tinyurl.com/kn89egq


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 02:57 pm:

Langs are reproductions, this guy has been selling new old stock ones still in the box.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Ford-Model-T-Brake-Extension-patent-date-1915-ne ver-used-in-original-box-/201009446812?fits=Model%3AModel+T%7CMake%3AFord&pt=Vin tage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ecd18bf9c&vxp=mtr&nma=true&si=cgglqnu UhhtFG%252Bu7NNcT2qxuntc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Morsher on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 03:16 pm:

The NOS ones that have been offered on ebay are a neat historical item, but will shatter like an egg if dropped. They were made from cast iron. I think they look great in a glass cabinet collection.
The ones Langs sell are made from ductile iron and will never break ( or i should say will always brake ) If you are going to use it, i would spend a couple more bucks and gets Langs version.

There may be an issue with it hitting the dash on a 1926-27 car, though. It may be worth asking.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Morsher on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 03:18 pm:

I should add, i have them on every T here. I love 'em and a good reason to have another piece of pie !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Katy, Texas on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 01:49 am:

Tim, I thought you were the reproducer of them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 02:31 am:

Tim
... one might warm them up again, and get back the durability again.
Is there anyone who has used these old originals? And got problems.

Happy New Year to all.
Ake


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Kable on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 05:48 am:

I have an original one on my speedster, never had any problems with it.

As a matter of fact I was going through my stuff today and came across the original box and instructions, and wondered if I should just throw out the box as I can't see the extension leaving the speedster.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 06:43 am:

Please don't throw out an original box to any T product. If the museum doesn't want it for display then I'm sure someone that collects T stuff would.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Morsher on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 02:09 pm:

I dropped an expensive NOS original, and it shattered. That is probably the main reason i started making them, that, and i wanted (needed) one on each of the fleet. Langs owns all the patterns, tooling and has for a long time now. I would say if you don't abuse an original it will do a fine job. Also, as Dennis said, i have a hard time taking an original model T era accessory out of an original box to actually use it. Peter, i'm sure someone will want you to throw the box their way. maybe Jay.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Holland, Utah on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 03:55 pm:

I bought one from Lang's on the advice of Mike Bender. In Utah we have lots of signal lights and I have a slight case of neuropathy in my lower legs and feet, and had been having problems holding my 1916 in neutral at these lights. It was frustrating and dangerous, to jump out and crank in the middle of an intersection. Now, when I stop at a light; I just pull the handle into neutral, I have the emergency brake adjusted so it only comes on all the way back. When the light changes for me, I just step down into low and after I am through the intersection I take the handle out of neutral and push it forward. I thought the price was a little steep, but my life is worth more than the outlay of this device. I recommend this as a safety device.


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