Here is my completed tool kit for my 1920 Roadster.A personal thank you to Mark Wetherbee for supplying a second tire spoon and the ever elusive T 1902 screwdriver to correctly complete this kit!Now on to sorting out the correct tire pump for a 1920.Mine is double script with a steel barrel and T1434 on the bottom.Seems a single brass barrel Bridgeport Brass Co with Ford script on the bottom is the one I would like to locate,see how that turns out.Happy Easter everyone!
Nice tool roll!!
The screwdriver handle should be painted black.
Thanks guys,I have heard from others that some screwdrivers were unpainted and some black painted.This one was a nice original one and could not see any trace or staining where it may have been painted black.Any input from others what they have or seen would be great information for all to compare.I have been researching the tire pumps and soon post what I have found so far,its a bit vague on those things!
I've had 2 painted and 1 that looked just like the one shown. Now here's an question: I've never seen the lower wrench shown in the picture. I picked these up at a Penn. flea market Saturday. Common or rare? Measures 7/16:\" X 1/2".
Looks more recent than T era.?
FROM A PRIOR THREAD ON TOOLS:
One thing about the Ford markings that is known is that the USA mark was added during the late Model A era. As I stated in a prior thread on tools (Tool Roll) :
"My reference re: the USA being added to the Ford tools is a neat booklet by David Adair entitled "A Guide to Tools For the Model A", (second edition). It came out in 2005. I wish there was something like it for T's--but I don't think that there are the primary reference sources to allow anyone to compile one.
His booklet does state that the USA was added to the small wrenches and the adjustable wrench on the same November 25, 1931 date. He also states that in 1941 the "heft" of these wrenches was decreased and they were used through the late 1940s."
Well Tom, that screwdriver sure looks better than it did...
Charlie B - that is a late A wrench and seems to be fairly common - the top one is a #1917 T wrench (that is a number not a year) and is for the bands - VERY common.
What kind of finish did you put on your wrenches? I like the look.
Hi Wayne,I used Caswell Plating,s Black Oxide metal blackening kit.Very easy to use and great results.I degreased the part,glass beaded it and then immersed in the solution you mix up.Makes 2 gallons of solution,when done you can put back in plastic containers for future use and when it gets weak from lots of use,add new solution to it.
I don't believe Ford ever painted the tools. I found an original tool roll a few years back that still had most of the tools in it, and none were painted. It was probably late teens. BTW, there are three styles of 1917 band wrenches, early, middle '14 up, and late.
Yes, the #1917 band wrench is very common, probably most common. Second most common is probably the #2335 head bolt & spark plug wrench, and third would be the #1349 hub wrench. Not only do these tools vary by year, as Larry says, but there are also differences according to which supplier made them.