Picked up this muffler out of a display. Looks like mid teens to me, although I can't see anything quite the same in the McCalley book. Seems to have pimples on the outer case that would suggest to me it was from the Asbestos Wrap era? Any ideas, oh wise ones?
Integrated mounting brackets but still three long rods holding it together, that's 1914-16 according to the online encyclopedia. Any difference from the pictures in Bruce's book may be because Australian T parts were made in Canada and sometimes differed from the US parts Bruce documented.
Thanks Roger.. one of these days I'll get smart enough to remember the excellent resource on this site that is the encyclopaedia.
Question and observation. The wrapping of a muffler was popular on the early Ts. But does not the wrapping of an insulating create problems over time with the deterioration of the metal from the out side by retaining heat?
Does the exterior wrapping add to the silencing of the exhaust noise?
I believe that muffler was used through 1917.
The wrapping may have a minor effect on the exhaust noise, but its main function was/is to keep the heat in the muffler and away from the wooden underside of the body.