OK Kids, I've read a lot of threads on this subject of the tool kit material being left over top material or canvas, or possibly left overs from seat backs. The one pictured is mine and made from top material. What is period correct, I want to be sure I get it right?
The early examples I saw growing up with my father were made of a material called oilcloth. The use of oil cloth should be no problem. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oilcloth
I've always used top material. If you look closely at the parts books for 1913, it appears they had people sewing scraps of material together to make the tool rolls. They clearly show three pieces of material sewn together.
Hi Larry, what parts book are you referencing, I looked in my small original factory parts book and didn't see anything like that?
BTW, we spoke some time ago about an exhaust pipe, I did end up making one on a friends hydraulic bending jig use for making architectural handrails. Worked out nice! Thanks
Plate No.21 Special Tools, page Sixty.
Price List of Parts, Fifth Ed. Sept. 1912
Thanks Dan, That's the photo I have in all my parts books, but hard to tell what it's made from. If I use a magnifier it's no help since the printing doesn't have enough resolution.
I hate to Bump, but...... Top material or canvas, it's got to be period correct!!! Anyone have an original they can take a picture of?
I don't think they used canvas. Those are reproductions made many years ago. I have three original Ford tool rolls, and all are made from Ford grain top material. I wish I had the early roll pictured in the Ford parts book, but don't.
Can somebody post a picture of an original tool roll for a 1924? As far as I have seen, the Rodda books and vendor catalogs show pics of every era tool roll but that one. Thanks!