Reproduction radiators

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Reproduction radiators
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 09:35 pm:

Are there any earmarks that indicate the differences between original brass era radiators and the reproductions ?

Further, is there any way to identify the makers of repros by their products ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:07 pm:

In the seven years of brass radiator production there were several changes. See pages 602-603 in the encyclopedia. Gery Bergbower made brass radiators for awhile, but gave it up. I believe the only current maker of brass era radiators is Brassworks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les VonNordheim on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:42 pm:

Gilbert sheet metal in Calif. once made brass radiators for model T's. They still make brass lamps and other brass items including generators made from sheet stock for model T's.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 05:18 am:

In my experience, there is an easy way to tell a Brassworks brass radiator from an original. The top header plate on an original core is radiused on the front edge. The Brassworks ones are folded and the fold lays back a little over the edge of the header plate.

That said, in a recent post by Brassworks, they are looking to make the front of their
header plates rounded as are the originals.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Rosenthal in Cincinnati Oh on Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:41 am:

Hello Les:
Not sure that Gilbert is still producing generators. I had asked Wayne about ordering one a couple years ago, and it sounded like they were not making them back then. If true, this is unfortunate, as their brass work is top shelf.
Regards,
Scott


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