Here's an accessory foot pedal extension that clamps onto the low pedal or brake pedal. The originals were cast in iron, this one is a cast in brass repop. and can be had from one of the parts vendors, I got this one from Langs last year.
I like "Pin a dollar bill to this ad and send it to us with your name and address..."
Jay, I have the original pair from which the bronze ones were cast on my 1920 Ames Speedster.
When I first started driving the Speedster, it had the late, wide pedals. I worried about the foot slipping off the brake pedal when I went to the narrow ones, and used the rubber pads. Had no problem there, and later went to early lettered pedals. Still not a problem, dry or wet.
Of course, I have a seatbelt to keep my butt in place, so the pedal is always in the same location..
I wonder who Imperial was. I grew up in Racine and never heard of them. Course I never heard of RAJO either, but I know where they were.
Jay, do you have an address on that ad?
Wonder if they were both in the same neighborhood.
Lots of different styles of pedal pads were patented in
the Model T era, but these were one of the best designs.
Patent number: 1445355
Filing date: Nov 17, 1921
Issue date: Feb 13, 1923
It looks like John had a plan “B” model as well, that
used a cavity with a rubber insert over the screws.
He had a number of patents issued to him for a variety
of unassociated items, beginning in 1902. Many of them
had to do with horses, but he did keep up with the times.
Dave, Don't have an address. IMPERIAL brass works made alot of automotive devices, but they hail from Chicago.
The company’s name was Imperial Bit and Snap Company,
which would explain John Reichert's first patents being for
harnesses. A lawn edger as well as automobile non slip devices
(tire chains) were among his other patents.
There were a lot of brassworks in Racine and Kenosha to supply American Motors and J I Case.
The RAJO factory was near where Modine's is now, and all those old industrial buildings changed hands many times. Next time I am down there, I should take a picture of the RAJO plant.
A little more info on Imperial . . .
Their address was 14th and Clark, and were described as a
“Manufacture of harness hardware and malleable castings”.
Here is a current photo of Clarke and 14th Street.
If this link works you can have a little fun with it.
Wait till the Street View (photo) opens, then click on the “Expand” icon
(the little square with 4 arrows) in the upper right hand of the photo.
Control the direction of view by dragging the compass “N”, clicking
on the arrows or use mouse left button when curser (diamond shape)
is near the top of the screen.
Curser changes from travel to zoom or close up as you move it around.
What will Google come up with next – Keep your window blinds closed <@^@>
And RAJO was only 2-3 blocks away. I wonder if they talked with each other? Might have been friends.
I thought that someone might like to see a few more types of pedal pads.
The first picture is my 19 center door. when I restored it 25 years ago I only wore western boots that had the slick leather soles, so I installed 26 pedals.
I have installed original racine pads on my 16 touring. I have had a little trouble with them not staying straight on the pedals. I think I have them tight enough now that maybe they will stay in place.
I installed a flat accessory pad on my 24 coupe and seems to work real well and stays in place.
These are somewhat similiar pads to the ones I put in my coupe. One shot shows the underside with the bolt to hold it in place.
This pad had a series of large spikes and is held in place with tabs.
This is a picture of another type of pad held on with a bolt that you can see in the bottom. They were originaly covered with rubber but the rubber as long since pretty well worn off.
The next pad would be a good one for the reverse. It had a heavy rubber insert that stuck out about a quarter of on inch higher than the rim. The rubber fell out and I am not sure where it is. It is held on by tabs.
Dave, Many thanks for sharing. Here's a pair of NOS pedal pads that look like the ones on your 24 coupe.
Jay that it you should have them one one of your Ts.