in the back rest of the Autowa body.
Was clearing out the front backrest, and spied a paper lodged in the panel, this panel is covered by a layer of upholstery material, like a kick panel, so this paper has been there a while.
But...just can't make out any details other than a date in ink of 1920....so that's something anyway
And....when stripping off the paint on the panel between the doors, this etched in print was on the metal. Must have been acid etched by the metal producer, it contains the batch number of the metal, and from Pittsburg too. Fun what you find out on old cars...
What a shame, that the form didnt last. I have a pair of Army feild phones, from the Korean war. Inside one, was a document, dated 1953, in Korean. But it was in the same shape as yours...
I had an entire newspaper in that condition from 1923. If was sealed inside the door panel for my 1923 Fordor. It could only have been put there at the factory. I guess the door panel guy was done reading it and didn't want to bother finding a trash can.
American Sheet and Tin Plate was a division of U.S. Steel.
Would be curious to learn a little more detective work on what you have. The Mercer works were one of the early pioneer steel sheet rolling works...but to my [maybe mistaken and dulled by white hair] impression, Mercer works was shut down prior to WW1 as while it may have been pioneer, it was no where near cost efficient on what came after it.
U.S. Steel had a Mercer NJ works [Trenton] but I'm not sure it ever did sheet.
Oh, just one of those curious questions from a rambler.
Reminds me of years ago, I had a 1929 REO. I was cleaning out the rumble seat area and went to remove an upholstery kick panel. I found four tacks nailed in a square holding the corner of the panel to the wood. Inside the square was a 1929 buffalo nickel. Really dingy looking, but uncirculated. Makes you wonder how many little treasures were hidden inside vehicles at the factory.
Wayne, that came up before. I know of a lot of carpenters, that will leave a penny behind, dated the year that the work was done.