I recently picked up this steering column with a bunch of T parts, but I do not know what it's for... so I'm hoping some of that vast knowledge of nearly everything vintage on this forum can help me out.
The steering box would be great for a speedster, but I'm thinking it's probably too new to be in the period of what I want to build. The ignition switch on the column I'm guessing puts this quite a few years later than the T era.
it is in the early 1920s, probably early Buick, Nash or similar car
If it helps narrow it down at all, there is no stop in it... worm-drive that can spin forever.
If it's early-20's, that will be perfect for a speedster with cowl steering done similar to the Franklin box in my Midget.
I did find some markings.
Cast into the gearbox is 552035 and a symbol that looks vaguely like a "W" followed by 12-1. Stamped into the bracket pieces are FB244 and FB245
The gear reduction ratio is 9:1
The trim on the steering wheel spider is nickel plated brass.
That might be a steering column lock not a switch.
Is there a place for wiring?
It does have wiring terminals on the back side of the switch.
It is from a '27 (thereabouts) Chevrolet.
The switch is both a column lock and ignition switch.