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Troy Sun-Shade or Windshield Name Tags 1913 - 1915 Stanleys
Posted by: Don Hoke (---.tx.res.rr.com)
Date: November 30, 2011 01:22PM

For Sale: Troy Sun-Shade or Windshield Name Plates.

These Troy Sun-Shade or windshield name plates or tags were reproduced by Charlie Johnson for Tom Marshall's Auburn Heights vehicles. They measure 3" wide by ĺĒ high.

They are designed to fit on the windshield board of 1913 Stanleys and on the tube behind the pull handle on 1914 Stanleys.

Troy Sun Shades were also used on 1915 Stanleys and other vehicles of this era.

These tags come flat and are unfinished. They must be fit to your car. Some tags were placed flat on the wood windshield board and others were rounded to fit on the brass windshield tube.

Turn a piece of stock the same diameter as your windshield tube and carefully bend the tag around it. Then trim the tag above and including the dotted line. Donít trim first or successful bending will be nearly impossible. Donít forget to remove the plastic covering.

These tags are polished stainless steel, made with a paint-and-wipe method that makes the letters appear ragged because a thin bit of paint covers the letter edges.

After bending, cutting, and filing the tag to fit your car, buff the edges to create a smooth finish. Finally, take a fine cloth stretched over a flat stick such as a paint stick, and polished the raised letters with Brasso or a similar, very mild abrasive. This removes the excess paint and makes the letters stand out, without scratching the stainless or attacking the paint in the recesses.

With a minor investment in time and effort, you brass-era car will have a wonderful period addition name tag.


Order at www.vintagesteamproducts.com

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - Donald & Carolyn Hoke





Edited 1 times. Last edit at 11/30/11 01:23PM by Don Hoke.

Attachments: Troy Sun Shade Windshield Tags (4).JPG (112kB)  
Re: Troy Sun-Shade or Windshield Name Tags 1913 - 1915 Stanleys
Posted by: (---.nmsi.ac.uk)
Date: December 1, 2011 07:35AM

That's a useful product Tom, the original tag on my car is proving dificult to clean up.

You dont happen to know what size screws were used to secure the tag and Murphy fasteners to the windshield by any chance?

Now all I need is a Troy windshield pull handle - anone have one?


Re: Troy Sun-Shade or Windshield Name Tags 1913 - 1915 Stanleys
Posted by: (---.wavecable.com)
Date: December 2, 2011 02:25PM

Peter, The original type of handle with a 4-1/8" hole center is part number BRA 120 for $11.00 from Restoration Supply Co. On page 54 of their 2011 catalog.

Re: Troy Sun-Shade or Windshield Name Tags 1913 - 1915 Stanleys
Posted by: Mike L Clark (---.bb.sky.com)
Date: December 2, 2011 03:38PM

Peter Turvey Wrote:
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> That's a useful product Tom, the original tag on
> my car is proving dificult to clean up.


Peter I'm shocked that you would abandon an original component in favour of a repro - whatever happened to conservation!!!

If the forum would let me put a smiley I would!

Mike



Re: Troy Sun-Shade or Windshield Name Tags 1913 - 1915 Stanleys
Posted by: (---.wavecable.com)
Date: December 2, 2011 05:57PM

Peter, The website for Restoration Supply is [www.restorationstuff.com]

Re: Troy Sun-Shade or Windshield Name Tags 1913 - 1915 Stanleys
Posted by: Mike L Clark (---.bb.sky.com)
Date: December 3, 2011 05:30PM

SSssteamer - thanks for that link - they have brass running board edgeing and other mouldings some of which are impossible to get here in the UK. A useful source

Mike

Re: Troy Sun-Shade or Windshield Name Tags 1913 - 1915 Stanleys
Posted by: (---.wavecable.com)
Date: December 4, 2011 01:44AM

1914 Troy windshield tag with handle attached

Attachments: 1914 606 windshield name tag.jpg (162kB)  


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