I'm going to do my best here to emulate Jay -
I recently acquired a set of NOS Edison #14 spark plugs in their original boxes, so I thought I would share some pics of one of them as it came.
The plug is pre-gapped to 0.030 inch (might be 1/32 inch) and the tip is protected with a thick cardboard sleeve. The plug is wrapped in a wax paper set of instructions. The box is held together by the interlocking flaps, there is no glue. When you open all the flaps, the box is free to spread out flat.
I obtained these plugs from Donald McKinsey in Wilkinson, Indiana. I have attached a scan of his business card. The way you do business with him is to send him a snail mail letter with what you are looking for. He will then promptly send you a letter back telling you what he has and the price. You then send him a check and he promptly sends you the goods in a well wrapped USPS box.
That plug looks too good to use in an engine.... for a few dollars I'll take those useless plugs off your hands & display with my other Edison artifacts.
LOL, nice try Bob!
Full disclosure - the set of four NOS Edison 14 plugs from Donald cost $120.00, including shipping.
A lot for a set of four spark plugs, but as they say, "they ain't making any more of 'em".
In my letter to Donald, I mentioned that a T could also use Edison 13s (which have a double ground terminal). In his reply, Donald said he has some 13s, but they are priced "significantly higher" than the 14s.
I'm sure the thrifty among us can find them used at much better prices with enough patience and guile.
You bought quality. The 14's burn hot, no problem with mine in the 5 years in the engine.
Were Edison plugs AC or DC? KIDDING! ;>)
Mark,I'm glad to hear Donald is still in business!! I used to have one of his catalogs and bought a couple of Champion H-14's from him! The best i ever bought was one NOS never opened off e-bay from a fellow named Stan but as Yogi say's [It's the sort of thing you like if you like that sort of thing] !! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.