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Previously bought for my former 1917 Franklin 9-A Touring:

I have:

two (2) distributor caps (Dome-shaped 4-1/8 inch OD)

    One appears NOS

    Other seems used but excellent

one (1) rotor - may be new, may not, but excellent

other related points and stuff


These were bought back in the 1970s when I paid $150/each for the caps, $80 for the rotor, and cannot recall what for the other miscellany back then.

Here it is nearly 50 years later. The car has been passed along to a new home 24 years ago, along with most related stuff.


I just "found" these while searching for the step plates (still haven't found them).



The parts are likely worth more than I paid for them,

but I have no immediate use for them and will entertain REASONABLE offers,

and I can bring them to Hershey.


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  • Marty Roth changed the title to FRANKLIN ATWATER-KENT DISTRIBUTOR CAP(s) - ROTOR - POINTS

This Atwater-Kent Distributor cap fits several other makes and models besides the Franklin.

Can anyone share that information for the benefit of other collectors?

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These are parts for a 6 cyl. Atwater Kent Type K-2 Unisparker distributor. Besides some factory installations K-2 distributors were often used as magneto replacements (running on dry cells if the car was not electrically equipped). Available for 4, 6 and 8 cyl. engines.


The spring arm contact point was used on Atwater Kent distributor types K-2 and H as used on:


1915-19 Bell

1914 Briscoe

1914-16 Chalmers

1914-16 Commonwealth

1915-16 Enger

AK replacements on Ford Model T's

1916-20 Franklin

1914-16 Grant Trucks

1916-18 Hollier

1914-16 Lexington

1915-17 Hupmobile

1914-16 Imperial

1914-17 King

1914-15 Paige Detroit

1916-17 Peerless

1916-17 Regal

1914-18 Saxon

1915-17 Scripps-Booth

1915 Velie

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