I have no idea what these are for but they have tags saying that they are Model T.
The may fit a Model T, but they are aftermarket and not a Ford product. Hope this helps. Bill
They are top support saddles. They clamp the top down rather than using leather straps like Ford supplied.
Dodge Brothers top clamps. When driving, they keep the top from bouncing.
I think those are for Canadian Model Ts.
Agree, they look like Canadian Model T top saddles.
Here is one on a Canadian car.
You have two different styles, they don't match.
These top clamps were provided on many types of early cars, and normally the restorer has to determine the style or the part # that is cast in each clamp, for a pair you either need matching #'s or #'s with letter to denote a left or right, as most times, they open for left, or for right.
Clamps are usually post mounted, but the post mount hole can be up, middle or down, depending on the style of car (roadster with small number of bows, and touring with more bows) and clamp requirements.
Clamps made for the Ford, accessory, 1916 Liberty Auto Parts, NY catalog
Various types below, searching for a matching pair is a challenge!
I have been searching for a pair for my 1918 Buick to no avail. There were many styles in the era.
Thanks for all of the information. I'm always amazed at how quickly responses come.
Dan, the first one posted looks a lot like the one on the right in my picture. Is the number that you showed from that one or the one below it?
For a listing of some of the known ones supplied by Ford of Canada please see the posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/35088.html?1188520763
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Justin, there are many variations on these. The ones you have are for a tourer with 4 hood bows. The better ones are like the one on the left of your photo. The off-set clamping hole allows that type to be swapped from one side of the car to the other, which, in turn, may allow fittings on the bows to be dodged.
Even better are those where the mounting hole piece is riveted to the clamp. This allows adjustment up and down to get the bows to sit level when folded.
The ultimate are the riveted type made in solid cast nickel. These polish nicely and never rust.
Just for info.
Allan from down under.
Yes. The 462 is the first one posted.
The one on the red background is this:
Took me many swap meets to get a pair for the Autowa bodied Ford, you can see the original literature shows this style clamps for the bows.
Here are the ones that are on my 22 Canadian Touring: