This showed up on my tapered leaf rear spring top leaf today. I couldn't find it in date stamp discussions. It reads:
K-P JUL '17
Thought it might be interesting to anyone who hasn't seen one. This spring also has the typical FORD in block letters every foot or so. sometimes on one side, sometimes the other. I don't know who K-P was.
HP =Highland Park
Hp stands for Hess Pontiac.
Thanks for the correction Larry. I saw that in an earlier post but the "H" looked like a "K" to me and it didn't register.
I also found:"... William Peck was hired by Hess-Pontiac Spring & Axle Co. to develop a process, and the machinery for, producing a better front spring for automobiles." This was in a law suit of some kind. 1911 I believe.
I appreciate the information.
Hewlett Packard?? :^)
Good one Richard!