Was Standard Welding Co. of Cleveland OH a supplier of rims for Ford wheels, during or before the Model T era? I'm beginning to wonder if or how many of the early suppliers of common items sold parts to multiple car companies.
When working on a friend's '10 Maxwell crankshaft the other day, I noticed that it had a familiar maker's mark that I seem to recall finding on many Model T connecting rods. Today, I got the rims for my '08 Maxwell back from the sandblasted and found that they were made by Standard Welding Co.
I have never heard of Ford using Stanweld rims. My '15-'16 Maxwell had Stanweld and Perlman 30" clincher rims. They seem to be interchangeable with some '19 Overland rims. Also with some accessory 5 lug T wheels I had. Probably others.
These are just 22" clincher rims for wood felloe non-demountable wheels. My research found that Standard Welding evolved into Stanweld, a supplier of several styles of aftermarket wheels for a variety of makes. A 1916 lawsuit indicates that they made some rims under license for other companies.
I guess what I'm really wondering, is if Ford's wheel suppliers like Kelsey and Hayes bought rims and hubs from subcontractors and simply did the wood work and assembly in house. I've seen maker's stamps on the inside of demountable rims for Ts before, but I can't remember the names.