Was there ever a "MADE IN THE USA" Stamped or mounted anywhere on a Model T ?
Probably a after market piece ??
As always thanks in advance.
IIRC the Cylinder head has it right on the top..
Initially they did not put “Made in the USA” on most Ford Parts. But in 1912 they added it to several parts such as the engine block, engine head, hub caps, radiator and probably some other parts. Note the dates were the date the change was directed – it probably actually occurred a little later than that. See:
Engine blocks and engine heads at: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/E.htm#eng2
04-16-12 T400C Added "Made in U.S.A." to side of engine.
(Note later one they dropped the Ford as well as the “Made in U.S.A.” off the side of the block. I didn’t see that date but it has been discussed. For export engines during that time period they began to add “FORD USA” to the water outlet – because they had dropped the “Made in the USA” on the side of the casting. See: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/197438.html )
04-16-12 T401C Added "Made in U.S.A." [to cylinder head drawing]
Oil Filler caps at: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/I-O.htm#oil2
Radiators : http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/P-R.htm#rad 1912-1914
Brass. Similar to the earlier but “Made in USA” added. The style of the “Ford” and of the “Made in USA” varied, perhaps because of different suppliers.
Hub caps: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/hubcaps.htm April 16, 1912 "Made in U.S.A." appears below the Ford script. The "F" in Ford is higher than the standard script. "Ford" is embossed but the "Made in USA" is stamped.
If you had a question about a specific “Made in USA” please post a photo or let us know where it was located etc.
(Yes, Ford of Canada and also Ford of England put their own “Made in ….” Logos on some parts they produced. In the case of Canada to avoid tariffs in other British Commonwealth countries. )
Hap l9l5 cut off
Thanks to Rich Chillingworth for posting the photo below of a Feb 1917 block that clearly shows the "MADE IN U.S.A." under the Ford script on the left side.
Hap l9l5 cut off
Right on the front of the radiator shell. KGB
I just bought an NH carburetor from Corey Brown. The throttle body states : "MADE IN U.S.A."
Hap, Keith , Doug, Bill,
Thank you for the information.
I ask because the Running Boards ( as I like to call them ) Have Made in the USA on them by the
Step up plate.
I will try to post a picture later.
Except for the first few years, the running boards are another place that will almost always have either "Made in USA" or "Made in Canada" on American built model Ts. I don't know what English model Ts say on the running boards, if anything.
On many of the MADE IN CANADA stampings, one or more N are backwards.
Ok what do you think??
Its been repainted but its right next
to the step up plate (FORD)
That's normal. The "Made in USA" text was added in later 1912 production according to Bruce W. McAlley's encyclopedia: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/P-R.htm#rb
Good thing they said "Made in the USA" because if it said "Made in USA", it might have come from USA China!
I just looked again.. we all have vehicles from USA China. UGH!