Love this Photo.
Wow, that IS a great photo. My kingdom to have that whole setup. Would love to have an old building like that.
Yes. The building, the cars, the tractor, and BOTH signs.
They sold a big sign like that a few years back ,at a sale in Ohio. You had to refinance the farm to buy it back then.
Chad, I'm with you! I absolutely love old buildings, houses, etc. and think how cool it would be to live above where all your cars would be resting comfortably. Jack's right about the sign, bet one like it if authentic would fetch 5 figures!
Here's another shot from the inside.
My place will be living quarters above the shop. I have space for 9 cars
comfortably "parked", less if they are torn up and spread out. While I do
not have a pyramid Ford sign, I do have a lot of others from the "good old
Note the single light bulb showing in the workshop area. The exterior photo
shows a two-wire electric drop, just to the left of the uppermost right window
on the gable end, ... typical of early electric service with no neutral. Hot or
ground. This kind of wiring is as neat and old tech as the T's themselves.
I wired my shop lights this way and the City had a fit, so I converted the whole
show to 12v LED and now they have nothing to say about it. Very "proper"
for a shop like this.
John, Thanks for the interior photo. Those scenes are hard to find and particularly charming. I enjoy them in lots of ways.
John, is that really the same building? That back window doesn't match anything on the two sides of the outside that we can see. None the less, awesome.
Richard, those are some great paintings.
Note the rack of braces on the back wall. Are those socket-type
wrench tips on them ? If so, had they not figured out the removable
socket idea yet ? Why so many ???
Chad, I believe it is. Looks like the door opening is on the left and that back window would not be visible in the other image. Also notice how the tire banners are pointed outward toward the door.
Also look at the reflection of the sunlight on the floor from the windows, three windows side by side and then the opening of the double doors.
Burger, the speed wrenches were sold in sets and different sizes. Having separate ones may have been convenient or removable sockets not perfected yet. Someone else will know.
John, did the photos come out of the same stack? The border looks the same and both have the two small radiused notches in the top.
I always figured that Ford wrenches were made to fit one size because guys stood at one place on the assembly line and performed one task. One wrench per task. This may not be correct; just a supposition. (Or maybe "alternative facts.")
Wow. Nice sign. Need that hanging on my garage. Tim
Snap-on started in 1920 making interchangeable sockets. Other firms were doing it also at about the same time.
Betcha a dollar that same shop was used to repair wagons in the days before cars.