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Identify this battery?... thing (ROOF TOP BOW CLAMP)


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Old 04-21-2019, 09:02:43 AM
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Our club treasurer found this in our club collection, any ideas?
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Uh... so many possibilities. Bottle opener, Nut cracker, brass knuckles... or battery teminal cleaner.
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Battery lifter outer from the box?
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Happy Easter E279 , Your mystery item is a 1920's touring car top Bow clamp.
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Looks like a Model T Ford top bow clamp! https://www.google.com/search?client...+top+bow+clamp
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Cheers all! Top bow clamp makes a lot more sense than it being battery related.....
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Happy Easter E279 , Your mystery item is a 1920's touring car top Bow clamp.
G'Day Andrew !

Fred's absolutely right ! They were attached to the side of the touring car tub, one on each side behind the rear doors, and when the top was folded down the clamp once the top was held in it and latched down stopped it from moving. They were a generic item although larger company's like Ford and Chev may have used one supplied in house but a body builder like "Holden's" were at that time could put the components they sourced on anything they built a body for, so it could be off a Dodge, Essex, Studebaker or a myriad of other US makes or even Vauxhalls, Morris, Austin ect from the UK.
Ask Allan C, he had them on his old 23 Hudson that got burnt (I think)

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