Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

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Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Dropacent » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:51 pm

I’ve always been searching for the elusive Henry Ford bust hood ornament, but great examples have been few and far between. The ones that do surface, show that they did not age or weather well. Recently I was able to get an extremely nice one, and it was a young mans family heirloom , handed down from his grandfather. Not being a model T owner, he decided to cash in on his inheritance. I do believe this original ornament never spent much, if any time on an auto. Little Henry , shown to the left has joined my collection of model t ford hood ornaments.
In making this purchase, I thought I could soften the blow a bit by a limited run reproduction of this great hood ornament. I am only producing 10 of these, they are each numbered and the molds will be destroyed on the completion of the 10th one.
You can see if you look closely at the original , that I have eliminated the artists name on the back of the neck, and also the patent info inside. In place of the patent info, I have placed a number from 1-10. They are also completely cored out, to eliminate some of the weight of the original, and also to distinguish them from the original.
If you would like to reserve one, drop me a line at tmorsher@icloud.com . I’ll ask for payment of $315 , postpaid priority mail to your door. when it’s ready to ship and if you need some time to pay for, as always, no problem, let’s talk.
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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Scott_Conger » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:22 am

Tim

Always interesting to see what you're up to lately.
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Full Flow Float Valves - deliver fuel like Henry intended!


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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:48 am

Pretty Cool Tim!


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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Dropacent » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:14 pm

Back at ya, Scott and Henry . If we rest, we rust. #3 little Henry is available

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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Ruxstel24 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:50 pm

Henry hasn't aged a bit !! :lol:


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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Dropacent » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:08 pm

#3 SOLD. #4 little Henry is available for adoption


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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Original Smith » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:44 am

Very nice item Tim!


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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Dropacent » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:48 am

Thanks Larry. It’s been a fun, challenging project.


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Mt. Rushford. #4 needs a home

Post by Dropacent » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:17 pm

#4 is available for a new home. Tmorsher@icloud.com Easy payment plan available. Thanks
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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Dropacent » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:28 pm

I’ve had several questions about these. Here are the answers. 1)The threads are cast into the piece, NOT machined. This is very difficult to accomplish. 2) the original artists signature and patent date have been removed. I apply a large number of production inside each one, where it’s not visible. 3) yes, they should screw right on your rad stem. You should use a thin rubber gasket, not supplied. I have several original radiator spouts that are in good condition I test each one on. 4) I know $315 is expensive, but there is actually a huge amount of work to these. I am not making very much on each one. 5) NO, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN SELLING OUR PATTERNS AND MOLDS. THEY WILL BE DESTROYED AT THE COMPLETION OF #10 if you want to do these, FIND an unused original and do what I did. Good luck !


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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Dropacent » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:15 pm

Little Henry #4 has been adopted. Thanks. You know what comes next.

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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Ratfink56 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:05 am

Do you have anymore of the Henry Ford Radiator Busts to sell?


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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Dropacent » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:07 am

Duane, #5 is waiting for a new home. Tmorsher@icloud.com to reach me. Thanks!


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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Dropacent » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:40 pm

#5 is gone , so I’m halfway through this project . #6 is available now. Tmorsher@icloud.com to discuss. Thanks, t


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#6 Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Dropacent » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:24 pm

#6 is for sale. Tmorsher@icloud.com to reach me. Thanks!


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Only 4 remain. Henry Ford bust radiator ornament

Post by Dropacent » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:43 pm

Only 4 more chances to have a little Henry under the Christmas tree. #7,8,9, 10 are still up for adoption. Tmorsher@icloud.com to reach me. Easy payment plan available, PLEASE NO PMS !


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Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Post by Dropacent » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:28 pm

#7 has been spoken for. 3 more are available, then no more from me. Thanks! Tmorsher@icloud.com


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STOCKING STUFFER HenrY Ford hood ornament

Post by Dropacent » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:32 pm

Holiday bump. Stocking stuffer for the hard to buy for T collector. Only 3 left from a limited run of 10 . Money gladly refunded on Christmas morning if not delighted. Tmorsher@icloud.com


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Down to the last few

Post by Dropacent » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:31 am

Here is a newspaper article about the original artist. This Italian artist was commissioned by HF. I would assume he had some involvement with the rad caps, as his name is prominently displayed on the original. Also,a pic the last of the raw castings before cleanup. Great stocking stuffer for the hard to buy for T owner. Tmorsher@icloud.com
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