It is the roughly the same size as a T wheel except the center steering shaft opening is larger. There is no apparent taper to it. There is also a small M stamped into the brass near the steering shaft opening. What is it from?
How about some dimensions, rim diameter, bore size, and key way size.
I have a very similar brass spider that has a 7/8" straight bore, is 1-7/8" long, with a 1/4" keyway on my early Cadillac. One arm on the spider looks torn or partially broken, is it? Let me know your dimensions.
That is a style that was very common on cars from about 1905 until 1910. After that, most cars went to either aluminum or steel spiders. Nice wheel! The "M" is likely a makers mark.
I will post demensions tonight! Thank you for the replies.
Looks like may be a Maxwell. I need one Thanks 702 353 4436
My 1912 Maxwell is solid brass over where the shaft mounts. It also does not have individual mounts under the wood wheel. I've seen a 1910 that has the mounts under the wood wheel. It also had the solid center over steering shaft.
We've determined that it doesn't seem to be maxwell. I couldn't get to measuring tonight. I will asap
Looks identical to my 1917 Maxwell EXCEPT mine is cast in steel. Maybe the earlier Maxwell's used the same mold but were cast in brass?
Just a guess, 1910 Hudson Model 20?
It is 15 inches OD. The hole is barely under an inch in diameter and the keyway is 3/16ths
Looks like IHC Auto Buggy or Auto Buggy to me.
My dad's 1910 IHC Model F roadster (not a high wheeler) has a similar steering wheel to the Auto Buggy and Auto Wagon but I believe it is a larger diameter than the high wheelers.
15" is the diameter of the steering wheel I posted above from my dad's 1910 IHC roadster.
The depth of the shaft bore is 1.5". The outside "collar" does have a taper.
Also, it is a single piece of wood as are the high wheelers.
Yours is two different pieces of wood - inner and outer - so I would say it is not IHC although it looks very close.
Erik, you may be correct. The IHC looks like it has more dish to it and a little curve. I have a spider I am looking for a car to fit. It isn't '09 Buick as the hub on those is recessed for the column. The majority of brass cars used a brass spider at some time so it may be hard to identify. This is a good place for folks to see it.
(Message edited by rich eagle on July 09, 2017)
Actually it looks like mine...
I prefer the mahogany look though