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Cast aluminum cowl topper & instrument panel for???

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Instrument panel in back, purple diamond cowl lights in front. The speedo is Delco but in a hole made with 40 drilled holes. I've had this for decades, would finally like to know its origin. I've had it at a couple prewar swapmeets but no ideas.

 

Thanks.

 

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Clearly something quite high quality. The cowl lights should be a key identifying feature. I would estimate 1913-14 or '15 at the newest.

 

Greg in Canada

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Maybe some numbers on the lighting/ignition switch may help to identify the car or give a better idea as to the year

 

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Pierce-Arrows had cast aluminum bodies.

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I can't find anything Pierce-Arrow that comes close.

 

A full shot of the front, engine-side, of the part might be useful.

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Velie is also a possibility. That was another company that made a lot of cast-aluminum bodied cars.

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It is an Eisemann switch.  There is a rectangular shadow under it so it's probably not original but a later add-on. The ignition switch also appears to be a later add-on so numbers may not help.

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Built in cowl lights like this one seem out of place on a 1920's car. I am still leaning toward the mid teens.

 

Greg

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I appreciate any and all input. Thanks. It's so different I thought someone would nail it in the first five minutes. Must be the Real Elusive Oddment. Please keep it in mind.

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