Not really options here but I "wired" the ignition key so my Bride would quit losing them.
Also replaced the Ruckstel knob with an old glass door handle.
Wooo, fancy...I don't know though, with so many people out there looking for those blasted crystal door knobs these days (my grandmothers house was full of them, that and push button light switches with mother of pearl inlay), aren't you afraid that somebody might walk off with it sometime? It would be one thing if your car was a closed car, but it's an open car...folks sometimes get the notion to twiddle the knobs and stuff like that when they see something that is more than a bit out of the ordinary. Do people ever honk your bulb horn when you're in a diner or someplace? Probably they do...it's sort of along those lines...but it is very pretty.
Love the knob John!!!!
Well done, Liberace would be proud of you. What's next? Gold plating or painting pink?
Now when your bride lifts that big 'ol purse of hers and hangs that wire, the car will go dead because the choke rod was pulled out, and 1/2 of the key will be with the purse somewhere and the other half will be broken off in the ignition switch.
Gotta love those big 'ol purses, though. They have caused more than one Model T to die on the road.
My wife has one of those big purses. When she's rummaging around looking for something in it I ask her if she has looked under the piano and behind the refrigerator. I just get a dirty look.
My house has those glass door knobs throughout, and I've had to pick them up at swap meets. The old lady that owned this place before me completely remodeled it in the '50s and removed all the original stuff. I don't think she would like it if she saw what I've done, putting it all back that way it was.
She HAS one of those purses!
I know that look...
I don't normally worry about folks stealing stuff. You can't stop a thief.
I feel very fortunate, my wife switched to carrying her cell phone in her rear pants pocket. It's case has a rear trap door which holds her driver's license and her credit card. She no longer carries a purse (which I used to call her "suitcase"). She loves this arrangement and says she will never go back to the suitcase!
Our first house was a hundred year old farm style house with some Victorian type accents including those crystal knobs. My daughters were about 3 and 5 at the time and were in dance classes. The woman who was to wear the huge hoop skirt in the annual Nutcracker ballet number, which featured about 16 3-6 year olds coming out from under Mother-Marshmellow's skirt, became ill the day before the big performance. All the other children's mothers had some sort of flimsy reasons they couldn't perform the role...
So I was drafted, I quickly learned the dance. With a couple of T shirts wadded up to fill out the bodice, a wig and makeup I was set to go. I can tell you that little kiddies will grab on to anything they can to keep hidden under that skirt until time for their appearance arrives! Just make certain everyone realized I was Mrs. Mother-Marshmellow I swiped a crystal door knob off of a door on my way to the performance. That Mother had the biggest diamond wedding ring you ever saw for that evening's performance!
Yes, I returned the knob to the door later that night, I may have no pride, but I do have a sense of preservation.
Several years later I purchased my first model T... probably to restore my manliness.
Terry, I think that a picture of you in that outfit & showing off that "biggest diamond ring you ever saw", would really be appreciated here on the Forum, even though it's somewhat OT.
Skookum shifter knob there, John !
I NEED to get out to your new place. Headed to Dave Fairchild's today for a T working party.
I wouldn't dare say anything about my wife's big purse! When she is carrying it she is also carrying!