Rear spring date stamp 1917

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Friday, May 08, 2015 - 03:14 pm:

This showed up on my tapered leaf rear spring top leaf today. I couldn't find it in date stamp discussions. It reads:
CHROME
K-P JUL '17
VANADIUM
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.

Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Friday, May 08, 2015 - 08:16 pm:

HP =Highland Park


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 03:16 am:

Thanks Royce.

Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 12:06 am:

Hp stands for Hess Pontiac.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 11:48 am:

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.

Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Gould, Folsom, CA on Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 01:52 pm:

Hewlett Packard?? :^)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By joe bell on Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 03:29 pm:

Good one Richard!


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