Just to let you know "Rosie" isn't dead & gone here's my Grand Daughter (almost 3) as Rosie for Halloween. Note the tool box.
looks like she works cheep just a few snacks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol. charley
Anyone have any information on those 5 lug wheels on the older Rosie's Ford?
She needs to replace that missing lug bolt while she's down there.
The wheel, and the photo, are both interesting. The 1917 license plate suggests that it may be an early wartime shot. It also indicates an early "black era" T with a few miles on it. Although cars did get dirty fast on the roads of the cay, it appears well embedded. There is still some shine remaining on the body.
There were several companies making after-market five-lug demountable wheels for Fords. Firestone seems to have advertised the most, and quite a lot of them survive. For whatever it is worth, Ed Archer has a preference for Perlman Wheels. I have seen several sets of them. Perlman Wheel Company was connected to several other wheel and/or axle companies in those years. I don't have any ready access to accurate details, but if I recall correctly, there were connections to Weston Mott axles and Jaxon wheels. There were several other manufacturers, including I think Motor Wheel (my '27 Paige has Motor Wheel wheels).
What I find curiously interesting about the wheel in the OP photo is the felly. Most (not all) of the original wheels I have looked at are of the type that the wood felly is exposed on three sides, with only the outer surface covered by a steel band that both strengthens and protects the wood felly from the demountable rim and lugs.
The wheel in the photo appears to be of the type that the steel band is rolled in an "L" shape that covers both the outer surface and the outer face of the wood felly. This style was used on a number of non-Fords, usually for tire sizes larger than 30 inch.
With all the dozens of sets and many loose extra five-lug after-market demountable wheels I have seen for model T Fords over the years? Only a couple sets, and maybe a dozen loose wheels that I have seen were of this type. Maybe somewhere else, there are more of them?
But at least for me? That detail makes this photo interesting.
Thank you Jay, and all!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
that is interesting Wayne. My Maxwell had 30 x 3 1/2 Perlman rims on Stanweld wheels. It would have been easy for those manufacturers to put Ford hubs in wheels they were already making for other cars.
The front fenders on the car above seem to have much more round front that later fenders. I have seen some like that and wondered if they were earlier.
Hard to say but, looking at the drivers side, it looks to have an under axle wishbone which would make it a 1919 car. Could it be a later photo with the 1917 plate added for effect? The whole photo looks fake. You have a woman there, posing with her hands on a part of the car while doing what? Conveniently, the only tools visible are the ones found under the seat of the car.
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Bob Bergstadt's early '17 in this post: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/583588.html?1446511092 has the same style front fenders - it's got a 9-22-16 engine casting date.
I would say it is an above wishbone. The wishbone nut can be seen on the left side of photo. Right side is difficult to tell.
looks to me like that fender has been in a wreck. charley
Definitely an over the axle wishbone.
Look at the passenger's side like Richard says.
Dave wells says, "Conveniently, the only tools visible are the ones found under the seat of the car". Are we all looking at the same picture?