Willard hard rubber battery case measures 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" x 8" high, metal bales are 1" above the case. Is this Model T size ?
Rich, the experts must be at a swap meet. It is a cool looking box. One vendor describes the metal box that holds the battery as being "Original Style Battery Box & Lid 9-1/2" High X 7-1/2" Wide X 9" Long. Yours looks to be too long for that. Earlier than '19 could use any size.
Do you know what vintage it is?
That number isn't a zip code is it?
I snagged this from the internet.
Hi Rich, yes, it's 10-1/4" long, so big for a T. I don't know about its age, the case logo is different from the 20's ad you posted and the case is also a bit different. I thought I read somewhere that Willard supplied batteries to Ford -?
Also, some time back I was told there are outfits that will rebuild a tar-top battery if you have a sound case.
Willard supplied batteries to the military for the WWII jeep. It is a group 2 dimension that is needed, don't know if that fits your case or not. I don't know about rebuilding your case into a new battery, but I have seen some companies that repo the battery case and put a new Optima battery inside. $400 or so.
There was a guy here on the north highway that was rebuilding batteries. He offered to build a ford script hard rubber case for me 40 years ago. I don't see him listed now. Maybe he retired or worse.
This radio battery might be a similar vintage.
Fun to think about.
If it will fit in a Model T battery box, then it is correct. The handles help support the lid on the battery box.
My namesake battery. Still enjoying the patent rights! LOL