We've conditioned the upholstery to the point is pliable enough to peel back and see the digits. The number ends in 46732? but the prefix letter is harder to decipher. On the seat riser it appears to be an E turned sideways but the scale would not have come from the same stamping set as the digits. The right rear door almost looks like and M of the same scale? Any thoughts anyone? thank you!
Right rear door top:
Check to see if there is a number on the bottom of the rest doors, or the bottom of the fore-door.
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I did some looking through my small samples of 1912 body numbers.
One was "W" for Wilson.
One was "B" for Beaudett (also spelled Beaudette)
Two were F B Co for Fisher Body Company
Of the three body makers that I have samples the letters are relatively easy to see. They also do not require any upholstery to be moved or lifted up etc. The body number is on the front of the front seat wooden frame. The front seat bottom cushion is raised up to reveal the wooden cover over the gas tank. The body number and letter on those 4 samples is visible and in front of the wooden cover stamped into the front rail of the seat.
The photos below were posted previously by Greg Sarky and are of the front seat section of his slab sided 1912 touring with a body produced by the Fisher Body Company.
Picture above has oval where the body number was located. Below is zoomed in on the body number which was F B Co 54572
For those that may have missed Scott's earlier posting his 1912 is also a slab sided 1912 touring. I.e. it is not the step sided 1911 style body that was continued into the earlier 1912 production.
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