A older car guy (86) told me at a swap meet today, he got this tool box door or whatever it is from a, old car guy who was 94 when he passed that only did early cars and mostly T s. I think it's cool and would love to put some old T tools in it but would like to see if anyone could help identify the item be it ford or not. Thanks in advance Tim
Sorry can't get it to load. Says file is to big and I am using a kindle not my home computer..
Email it to jelf1 at cox dot net and I'll put it up.
You can try resize your picture to less than 250 kb, then it'll probably load here
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(Ford didn't supply any tool boxes with lids, though there were plenty of period aftermarket alternatives)
I tried to send it to Steve Jelf as.forward to his email. It said it went.. I hope he gets it. Thanks all Tim
Some more expensive makes of cars such as Packards had built-in storage for the factory issued tools.
On the interior side of the door or the back of the front seat were common places.
Looks like you have a door from such a compartment. I would say non-Ford.
I would have to agree with Erik, tool door from something fancy, Pierce Arrow, Peerless, Packard, Rolls Royce, Bentley, etc. etc. Make of the lock might lead you to the car maker(s).
Definitely not Ford.
Yes, it is a 1920s door panel mounted tool kit, probably as said above. Heres one off a Jordan Playboy.
Well he I didn't know and I thought it would be cool to hang on the wall in my man cave with model T tools in it. It's really dirty but it might clean up and look ok. Definitely a conversation piece. Thanks Steve jelf for getting the pics and posting. Also to the others who helped identify the tool kit. The leather tool holders are rockhard but should be fine with some old t tools in it.. Again Thanks to all. Tim
And here is a pic from a '24 Nash 6 sales brochure.
Interesting that a ball-pein hammer seems to be standard equipment in these tool kits.
My 1931 Pierce Arrow phaeton has a virtually identical tool kit, mounted on a swing down plate on the driver side door. The upper little pocket was probably for a tire pressure gauge, and then an assortment of wrenches, pliers, hammer, screwdriver. In the case of the Pierce, these tools all have a "Pierce" with an arrow through it stamped on the tool.
Very neat find....
Tim, You can also use ( paint) to re-size your photos, when you have the photo open in paint, click on image, then stretch/skew, I enter 40% on my i-phone photos. then save them as ( re-name it so you can find it and to also keep original )
The lock says it's a Sargent brand key lock. Tim
I used a ball-pein hammer to regularly cut out gaskets before they became commercially available.
That is probably just the door, more tools probably were held within the car door itself like this example.
I still do!!! Yeah, I'm like Jack Benny--CHEAP! to a fault.
And I was thinking that the hammer was likely for making gaskets more than for "not straining stuff."