You don't see these come up for sale too often, I wonder where the car is today? These tags are usually thrown away when the car is delivered to a buyer.
How cool would that be, if these tags and the cars were reunited? The cars are most likely loooooong gone.
There's a 1914 Ford here in Minnesota that still has its original factory tags.
The original owner purchased the car in Atwater, MN and kept the tags. They have remained with the car as it has passed through the hands of three collectors.
Any body reproducing all of the original tags/stickers/etc. that came with the car from the factory? Would love set for my 1914.
My 1917 torpedo runabout has its original tag. It was wired to one of the gas tam brackets when my dad bought the car from the original owner in 1951.
Somebody help me here, but if I'm reading the motor numbers that this guy is describing, these are certainly not from '12 -'16....and I saw a couple of the numbers on the tags in the pics...I don't think #940102 is a build date of 2/1912!
You are correct the serial numbers on the tags are later. The earliest serial number he listed was #941012 which he said equated to 2/1912. While the 1912 numbers are debatable -- serial number 941012 is included in the daily range on the existing e engine production logs and included in Bruce McCalley's (R.I.P.) engine serial number listing (page 511 of "Model T Ford"). The earliest that engine number would have been stamped onto and engine was very late on the last shift of Oct 23, 1915 as they only went up to 941,170 that day. And if assembled at the Highland Park plant into a car most likely Oct 24, 1915 at the earliest and then only if the car was assembled at Highland Park and not sent to a branch for use there or even longer if the serial number was sent to a branch to be stamped onto an engine the branch assembled.
Where he came up with the 1912 date, I have no clue. Even the listing in the 1955 book "Henry's Wonderful Model T" would put that serial number in Oct 1915.
But still it is a nice data point for 1915 and later Ts.
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