If someone was going to collect timers, what would be the three or so best finds, maybe the rarest or most unusual? Just wondering.
This should be an interesting topic. Although I don't consider myself a collector of timers, like a lot of people I have few that I think are pretty cool. I've picked up several over the years that I display in my recreated circa 1915 auto parts store out in the barn. Although it's not particularly rare, I think those clear glass Crystal Timers are pretty neat. Here are a couple of pics of several I have on shelves and in a showcase. I also think display items for timers are cool too. Looking forward to some of the old timers posting info on some of their old timers.
That is a beautiful display Terry.
I presume you have seen this thread that Jay started a few years ago:
I believe he has more over on the other forum.
Here's a few in my collection -
The best collection of photos of timers was on the MTFCI forum. Unfortunately, they upgraded to a "new and better format", wound up with numerous issues and hacked more than once, and decided to just kill the whole thing after about a year of troubles (and people still think we need to upgrade this? WHY?). Been a long time since I have heard anything, but I was sure hoping that they could somehow make those forum photo collections (various accessories, different threads for different year models of Ts, other things) available for general research and viewing.
The new "modeltfordfix" site has a timer thread:
But it has a long way to go before it can match what was on the MTFCI site.
And while I am on the subject, "THANK YOU Chris B and others that help keep our site going!"
Which is the greater variety, Model T timers or Model T spark plugs? There are scores (maybe hundreds?) of both. It's amazing how many people thought they had a better idea (or a gimmick that would sell).
Steve, post a few pics of your timers/plugs. They are closely related. Look forward to hearing of your Hershey finds next year. Terry
OLD TIMERS GATHERING Posted back in Dec. 2014
by the way I will be adding to the timer archive over on the modeltfordfix forum this winter.
Once you've got all the American ones, you'll have to start looking for the British ones. And I daresay the Aussies had some home grown items. Where else?