This radiator is in Australia. Can anyone tell me has it been a ''T'' being marketed as a YORK.
Or is it an after market radiator shell made by YORK.
Fascinating find, Bob. I can find nothing about a 'York', but I surmise that about 80 years ago it might have been a 'New York'.
Hi Dane, The radiator is in WA . Could have it been made in town of YORK in WA
A company called York made Depot Hack bodies called "Suburban." I wonder if they had a specialty radiator shell to put on to the car?
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Bob this is off topic. I recogonize your name from somewhere. Did you or do you have a Reliable Dayton Highwheeler. I have a 1908 Runabout and I think I recogonize your name as one of the other 9 owners. Thanks ...
Hi Donnie, I did once own a a RELIABLE DAYTON buggy.
Bob: I thought so. How man Bob Trevans could there be in Austrailia that likes old cars. I think you were from Lismore NSW at that time. I think I sent you a package of all the info I had at the time but not sure. Funny how some things I remember from years ago, and I can not remember what I was doing 10 minutes ago. If you have any info on the car you used to have I would love to have info of where it is and owner contact if possible. Im keeping a record of the cars as best I can. As far as I can tell there are only 8 known cars with a possible 2 more that were owned years ago that I have not found yet. PM me if you have anything Thanks ....
York was a company in New York state that sold replacement sheet metal parts for the Model T in the 20s. They made Fenders, Hoods, Radiator Shrouds and such.
There is a 1906 Reliable Dayton surrey,on the DesertClassics.com web site.I found it in the Restored car section under all makes convertibles.Is this one you know about ? I think they are located in Butte Montana.
Scott. Yes it is one of the 8 known. They will not answer me as to info about the car. I would like a few pics and details to add to my data base, but they will not help. They did answer one e-mail and said it has no engine, and they do not want to sell it till they get it going. We re-cast almost an entire engine, using my engine for patterns. It was for another engineless car in Tenn. We could re-do another engine and I could connect them with the correct trans to use for patterns for their car and they would have a complete car. But they are too hard for me to deal with ... They are more likely to win the mega lottery than to find an engine. Thanks for the info about the car. I think there are at least two more out there to find from the info I have ... Thanks again
Fred, do you have any info on the York company in New York state? I have one of the York radiator shells and am looking for info on it. Thanks Jim
I have a York Co booklet it gives information on their bodies and sheet metal and other products including fenders BUT no mention of radiator shells.
Bob, if Jim has one also it could possible be its not an Australian product but imported from USA
Hi Donnie ,Just found a picture of my RELIABLE DAYTON when found --And one when restored
MY E/MAIL bob @bob trevan.com.au
The York Sheet Metal Co was in York Pennsylvania. I made a mistake using my memory. Jim I will send you a jpg on these guys.. Fred
I don't know anything about the radiator, but if you Google "York Hoover" you can learn about the York Body Company.
I found A York Radiator at our local swap about 4 years ago.
Here is the booklet that mentions Fenders, Hood etc but no Radiator Surround
The diamond shape of the company logo is correct so there could be some link
Being from York, Pennsylvania and knowing a little bit about local history, I think the discussion is now talking about two different companies. The York Body Company, a maker of wood bodies, went on to manufacturer burial caskets and still exists today (after mergers and acquisitions) in that business, as per my Google reference above. The sheet metal brochure reproduced above is from the York Corrugating Company, which was known in the past for making auto parts such as fenders, and which exists today as a plumbing and heating supply company and custom sheet metal fabricator. I would think the radiator may well have come from Corrugating. They have one of those operations that has been in the same group of old factory buildings forever. It wouldn't surprise me if they still had some T era drawings or tooling hidden somewhere.
For York Corrugating's history and manufacture of parts for the Model T Ford.
Mark, there might be some sort of a connection between the two companies, York Body Corporation and York Corrugating Co or they both made these type of parts, as Fenders and other parts are listed in a York Body Corp book that I have not a York Corrugating Co book.