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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jul 10, 2018.
I found this Ford Emergency Kit box today and I have never seen one, anyone know the era? HRP
They are Model T era. I don't know details, but general feel of the graphics seems like late "T" period when they were flogging accessories. Empty ones are common, and I have seen a few with some contents.
Back in the early 20th century the buld filaments couldn't take the jarring of the rough roads and would break and go out pretty easily, and the tires were not as tough as they are today and blowouts were very common, plugs would foul out easily as well, so the auto came with these kits. And good luck finding a parts store.
If it's from the model "t" era then it's no use to you Danny I'll have it......!
Anything in it?
Known ERA answer...... old
If it came in a T that didn't have a generator, the lights were run in series straight off the 18v magneto. Lose one bulb and the other two bulbs were hit with 12v. Instant darkness.
HRP, that's cool. Interesting post & will await the replies.
I'd take a few. Would be a great accessory if someone has a pallet of NOS Ford emergency kits in your photo, I'd bet they could sell out on the HAMB.
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Where is the big F'n hammer?
And the baling wire?
BTW,it is a metal box and it was empty when I found it.
I did some poking around on the internet and found these photos. HRP
Notice the display box has the price. 1.50
Dang, Danny, is all the cool stuff in South Carolina? I never find anything like that up here.
Don - it's yard sale season. I only stop at the oldest homes.
..............Great advice, Steve. I don't need any baby clothes or additional glassware!
^Don, I never find things like that either. Maybe we're trying too hard or we need to get out more!
cool find there HRP!
HRP have I got a deal for you. I'll give you double, no triple, the selling price printed on that box. Who could pass up a profit of that magnitude?
I appreciate your generosity and it is humbling but I was unable to purchase the empty box for the original manufactures retail price,thanks anyway! HRP
I saw one when I was a kid.
Imagine the original owner fretting over the exorbitant price........
Yeah, sticker shock. HRP
Does seem a little high,
HIGHWAY ROBBERY! Those money-grubbing dealerships!
Another unique Model T accessory was the Izett Sleeper. HRP
Found a photo of one ready for a good nights rest. HRP
This is all I could find. HRP
Another offering from Ford in 1919 was the Ford Picnic kit complete with a grill and Ford Charcoal briquets. HRP
I’ve never seen one of those, but I have heard of them. Henry came up with the charcoal briquette. Was made from scrapes from the wood shop. Kingsford was the name of the town where the wood shop was.
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