I bought an original 1916 Model T Ford garage and am looking for original shop and showroom display items. I am mostly interested in items from 1909- 1940s. This was the original Ford garage in Kenyon Mn. from 1916-1958. Any help or ideas are appreciated. It also has a full living quarters upstairs. I would also like to have a large outside Ford sign, Thanks, Bob. 507 458 6778.
Very cool- I'm jealous! I once had plans to buy a building like that and live there but I'm doubtful life will turnout that way at this point. Wish I had something neat to offer but most of my stuff is rather common...
Bob,That's a pretty neat old bldg. I have a small but pretty neat piece to offer you. It's a Pat May 18,1909 Atwater Kent fuel gauge stick,shows gallons in square tank in one column,oval tank in another. Advertises Socony(Standard Oil Company of NY) Gasoline,Motor Oils And Greases on the other. Hope I'm not crowding your post too much. $85 ppd.
Maybe you can work out storing some ford cars;)
Hi Matt, I have enough cars, Ts, As & V/8s that is why I bought the building. Thanks, Bob.
How about a nos fan belt sign from 50's
I wonder if my 10 touring ever set foot in that garage for a repair? It lived in that area for 80 years.
hi bob it is great what you are doing bernie
Hi Bob, I, too, am jealous... I've wanted a building like this for a long time. Just wondering, do you have any pictures of what it looked like in the Model T years?
My extra coil tester is available BUT I don't want to ship it - got anyone to come get it ? $1000.00
Bob: Have an extra Ford Dealer keyboard I would sell. Pm me. Dan
Gee Bob .....
At this pace is should only cost $4,305,429.45 to furnish your new digs with smalls ......
Hi Pat, I am sure it was here, only 2 blocks away. Maybe it should be back there. Bob.
My dad bought a NOS 23-25 turtle deck at that garage. That is the one on my roadster.
PM coming your way Bob Peterson. Thanks - amazing building!
Neat place Bob!
I stopped by today around 3:30 on my way home from a job site in Faribault. Your van was out front and the door was open, so I wandered inside a bit. I didn't find you inside, and I was on the clock so I will have to come by another day to get the tour.
Bob, whatever that painted advertisement is on the side of the building, you've just got to restore it. Very nice building and good luck with it. I know we're all looking to see how it comes along. Jerry
Hi Jerry, It is Firestone Tires, it will be back, The other side is all blank except the last dealership advertisement. There will be more vintage advertising on it and some old historic city scenes with old cars, Thanks, Bob
Very cool Bob. I'm looking forward to the day when you'll host a T Totalers meeting there.
Hi Bob, sent you a PM
If I recall correctly, a while back my father mentioned to you that he would trade this gas gauge for a comparable one.
Announcement in September 13, 1919 issue of "Automobile Topics"
Announcement in September 24, 1919 issue of "Motor World"
I have a few things; Ford dealer sales chalk board, mechanical floor jack, one of a kind hand painted sign of Henry Ford double sided from Early Ford Dealer in Illinois. A 5 quart oil can made for Model A Ford's.
It's my dream to own an old building exactly like this.....with my car collection on the first floor and living quarters on the second.
I'd do exactly what you're doing....outfit the garage to be period correct.