Who has the earliest Ruckstell? I have 6626 in my '13 roadster, and I just found out from a friend with a '15 roadster he has 4880. I have 191785. Is there one over 200,000?
I once had a Hall Scott with a Ruckstell brass tag having a pat. pending date of Dec. 28, 1915. It is in a car now owned by John Pepe. I could contact John for the s/n if you are interested.
Numbers go far beyond 200,000. I'll look at some of the old tags I have and see what I can find for a high number.
I have a Hall-Scott in my T, and it has the brass shifter housing. I checked the number on its housing and it's 16 thou and change. I thought it would be lower than that. The number also has an A prefix, whatever that means.
Where is the serial number located on a Ruckstell? I have one in my parts pile, but haven't looked at it closely. I was wondering how old it is.
Mine is S/N 38140. Does any one know what year it might be? My S/N is on a tag mounted on the housing.
Steve -- The plate with the serial number is made of thin brass, about 1" x 3", riveted to the aft side of the Ruckstell housing. They are often MIA.
Curiosity got me to dig mine out and have a look. I can find no tag. But it has a brass shifter that is faintly marked Hall Scott I think.
I have a Hall Scott #43930 and a Ruckstell # 114412 I'll check the other two tomorrow when I have better light
Here's the serial for my newly built TT Ruckstell.
Great Idea Justin!
Larry, I have serial # 630,602 and I am sure that it wasn't the last. At an average price of $62.50 that's $40.000.000.00. I wish I had sold that many but I'm working on it.
Canadian issue ones that I have 26/27x2, big backing plate, serial #'s start with CP53999 & CP55244. Canada is on the bottom of the plates, one is rectangle and the other is oval, could the lettering be ID'ing the ratio they left the factory?
Off my TT Ruckstell.
My '26 TT with Ruckstell Tag serial number 569444.
I had a closed-spool style small drum several years ago that had "Hall-Scott" marked on the brake backing plate - the guy it was traded to wanted that plate to match the other side of his 14 (smooth style) and had it re-worked. As I recall it was a low number in the 10,000's.
I have the backing plate somewhere - if I can dig it up I'll post a picture.
Here is a Hall-Scott plate and housing. Seems to be what Les VonNordheim was describing. This axle is currently on a '22.