O.K so it's a coin bank but I still thought it was neat.
Maybe next year she will get me the real thing!
G.R., that is neat!
That's very appropriate, because today is Jack's birthday. Too bad we don't have Mel Blanc to make the sounds.
I think it was in the HCCA Gazzette that I read that many years ago when Jack was still alive, the Harrah museum obtained a Maxwell and planned to present it to him in a ceremony. A few weeks before the ceremony, during a conversation, Jack mentioned that he never really owned a Maxwell and had no interest in doing so, it was just part of his act. The museum quickly scrubbed the plan to present Jack with a Maxwell.
So, if you see a classified ad selling "Jack Benny's Maxwell", be aware that there is no such thing!
Mel was his Maxwell.
Here he is:
I hope your wife didn't have to break the bank for that car ...
That is a nice representation of a Model 25 Maxwell. While Jack didn't specify a year of his radio Maxwell he used various years and Models from time to time in television, movies and photos.
And a non-Maxwell
Well, look at it this way - At least it won't take you long to polish the brass and wax the body!
Back in 2006 I got this model and tried to replicate what I hoped my newly acquired real 1917 Maxwell would look like someday. I thought the model turned out well and it has inspired me to finish my restoration. I think the full size has turned out pretty close to the model.
It's nice to see the progress Howard. Looking great.
Maxwell was still in the top 6 in sales that year. It is fun to see examples of Ford's competition.
Nice! The models and the car all look good!
Looking good Howard, Keep us posted on that project!
G.R., I've got a key for it. Came across it the other day in cleaning up my basement shop. It is very similar to a #65 "T" key I would not doubt that it would fit the switch. Jim
James, that key is for at least a 1921 or newer Maxwell based on the emblem and the shape of the key.
Thanks Howard, I was kinda wondering about that. Jim
James, I myself had wondered when Maxwell changed to this emblem and I have not been able to find it used on any cars or advertisements before 1922 and Maxwell went out in 1925 so guess it was a short run for this logo.