A friend recently purchased a partly restored 1912 Touring.
Amongst the parts were the two running boards, only problem being they are both for left side.
BUT they are not the same. Looking at the identification information for the running boards the only reference I can see is for there being a right and left with the Ford script running the length of the running boards for those years as per the top example.
The lower example is different to the top in a number of ways. The only reference to this type of board is the fact that some appear to have been stamped with a worn out die which show as different to the normal ones.
you will notice:
The script is in a different place
The diamond pattern is different
the diamond pattern has two rows top and bottom of the Ford script
The Ford script is slightly different.
There are examples of this other running board here on cars of the period. Could it be that it is Canadian? If that is the case maybe it has been missed by those recording the information in the past.
The repo ones appear to be as per the top example so does anyone have more information?
Another point of interest is the '13-14 running boards have the same exact script. Too bad someone doesn't reproduce them! These ones they say are 13-25 are way off, not to mention the fender holes are 5/16 instead of 1/4! But what the hell, most people don't care anyway, they just tend to believe everything the repro catalogs say! BTW, that script was used much later than '14, but they didn't have the holes for the carbide generator.
'13-'14 running boards do not have the script running parallel to the board. They run across it.