I emailed the Schrader company, telling them about our interest in original stems for Model Ts and they emailed back within a couple of hours with a scan of a page out of a 1930 catalog showing their 777, 888, and a couple of other stems.
I thanked them, then decided to push my luck and ask about the possibility of scanning the entire catalog, we'll see what they say.
Nice work Mark- ask and ye shall receive...
Per Schrader's recommendation, I also sent an email to the Tire and Rim Association asking them for information.
Schrader emailed back and said that the 1930 catalog is over 130 pages long and too much to scan in its entirety - bummer!
Good job, Mark. This page is a good resource. Thanks for doing it.
You could request one page at a time. Sooner or later they are going to do the whole thing or tell you to jump in a lake.
They did send me a picture of the cover, then told me nicely to jump in a lake.
There are 1953 and 1960 Schrader catalogs on Ebay right now...
I bought one labeled as 1950's, we'll see how far back it goes.
The Schrader rep suggested I contact the Tire and Rim Association for further information, so I did and they sent me these five pages out of one of their period guide booklets:
I have all that information here, and have submitted the information along with how to properly install an original valve stem in a modern tube with a rubber stem. Neither editors were interested, so the article just sits!
Susan, I sure hope somebody associated with the Vintage Ford will dig out the material that Larry submitted and include it in a future issue!
Note that the table shows that a Dill VS-6 is equivalent to a Schrader 777 stem.
Thank you this Mark! :-)
Mark, did you ask them about the possibility of making new 777 (or other) era correct stems and hardware? Looks like there would be a need for them. Dave
Is the 888 TR16 the correct one for the 30 x 3 1/2” Tyres and wheels for a 1910 T?