Found this in a box of T parts. I'm sure a veteran T jockey will know what it is, cause I sure don't!
Any help out there?
I can only tell you what it isn't. It's not a Model T part. What kind of accessory? No clue.
Front license plate holder - clamps on the front axle which "back in the day" with the condition of the road system, I doubt the plate would stay there very long !
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Just looking at the slot it looks like something to engage some type of shock or damper device to make the steering easier on rough roads.
Accessory front license plate hanger - clamps to the front axle and uses the two clips and one bolt to hold a plate. They are really nice clamps for porcelain plates - puts chips in 3 places...
It's a front license plate holder. I have a use for it, so if you are selling, i'm interested. email@example.com
Jeez, how heavy were those old plates? I like overbuilt things, but this takes the cake!
I love the old, overbuilt stuff myself. It was designed to survive the abuses of anything early motoring could throw at it. Reminds me of an archaeological find.
I don't think it is a license plate bracket.
They are correct it is a tag holder for the front.
H.d one on a T I bought years back.
How would it work.
Here's one for the rear I posted under Accessory Of The Day a while back.
Jay, that is a really neat one, and Model T Ford specific.
Richard, it will only hold a plate by one bolt, but as long as it's tight, it should stay put. It would probably make a mess of a good plate. Not really the best design, but I still have a use for it. I'm hoping to hear from Mike Garrett, if he wants to sell.
It says neverout. The license plate bracket on my '14 touring is a neverout.
It had a clip that bolted around the front axle.....