A friend has a part he thinks is for a Model T and would like to confirm it...probably an aftermarket part. It is "Best Steer" made by Autosteer Co - Rockford IL. He thinks it hooks to tie rod and a pin. It forces steering to return to "straight". Any help would be appreciated. Having problem uploading picture. Will post this and try picture separately.
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Here is the picture of "Best Steer" mfg by Auto Steer Rockford IL. I think this is an aftermarket for a Model T. Can anyone confirm?
Certainly looks like it. The part with four holes to the right would be clamped to the front axle and all that's needed is a simple clamp with a pin on the tie rod to make it work.
I have a similar but more complicated device called "safety pilot for Fords" in the ads, also missing the tie rod part. Several more designs can be seen in this thread: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/185017.html
This may be of some help . . .
George B. Coolridge
Automatic Steering Attachment for Motor Vehicles
Patent Number: 1471883
Application Date: May 23, 1921
Issue Date: Oct 23, 1923
Great information - thanks for all the help
That's neat. Jay, do you have one of those? He probably has one, the original box, a manual, and a period advertisement. =)