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This photo was taken in new Zealand in the late 1920s.

 

Can anyone date the T with any accuracy?

 

Any thoughts on the wheels? It seems there were several different aftermarket makes available.

 

I think top may be a replacement as well?

 

 

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Possibly just disc style covers as you can see spokes near the hub in the closeup....

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An answer on this one. A New Zealand ad from 1922.

 

Not sure how many countries saw these wheels.

 

 

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Keiser,

 

I'm not seeing spokes. Possibly oil leaking from the axle bearing being spun out.

 

Consider the back side of the RR wheel... sure look like accessory disc wheels to me.

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Look at the center hub in Keiser's enlarged  photo. Under the 3 bottom bolts 3 spokes can be seen.

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Again, I don't think we're seeing spokes, but rather grease being spun out of the axle bearings, which is in line with the hub bolts.

 

Model T wheels of this era have twelve spokes. Here's a rear wheel of a '23 T from the web. Note the spacing between the spokes right at the edge of the center hub, and compare that to the OP's pic. Also, note that the rim is held to the wheel by four clamps on this T wheel and five on the disc wheel.

 

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And, another piece of the OP's image. Arrow points to back OP's image RR wheel. I've never seen wheel covers that did anything but cover the visible side of the wheel; never was there an extra cover for the back side.

 

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Still feel this is a set of aftermarket disc wheels on the Model T.

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I think the Michelin Mans name is Bibendum.

I also think I have a bobble head if him somewhere but I haven't seen it for years so may not have it any more..

However I don't recall seeing  him sporting a Stogie before.

This guy has a lot of history.

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Yes, Bibendum did originally sport a cigar, but it went away pretty quickly.

 

This is supposedly Bibendum from 1907.

 

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Here's a 1914 ad with Bibendum and a cigar.

 

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Don't have a date on this one.

 

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There's  nice article on the Michelin mascot at the link below.

The dark and violent history of the Michelin Man

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My Michelin buddy sitting on an antique telephone in my toy room/office....

 

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I guess I never really knew that guy and his history. Pretty successful I would say.

Funny about the "Now is the time to drink" definition.

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3 minutes ago, JACK M said:

I guess I never really knew that guy and his history. Pretty successful I would say.

Funny about the "Now is the time to drink" definition.

Especially when it has to do with driving....

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