Need dimentions & picture of Quadricycle patent tag

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Need dimentions & picture of Quadricycle patent tag

Post by ddunlavy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:59 pm

Believe this to be on the original Ford Quadricycle that was or is in the glass case in The Henry Ford. One of the Quad builders (from Malta) ask the question in May 2016. I think this is on the back of the seat. It is not from the DeAngelis built cars. We have a picture but it is not clear enough to get dimensions from it. John and I would really appreciate your help.
I am quite sure the tag we are interested in is on the "real" original car because it has copper coolant pipes. DeAngelis has iron pipes.
Please help.
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Re: Need dimentions & picture of Quadricycle patent tag

Post by jsummers » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:42 pm

Dave, The patent tag is a bicycle solar light metal plate. https://www.thehenryford.org/collection ... act/252049 . Look under inscriptions. Hopefully someone has one of these lights and can give the exact size.
Hope this helps
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Re: Need dimentions & picture of Quadricycle patent tag

Post by ddunlavy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:19 pm

Wow, I'm confused.
What my friend sent me is a picture of the metal plate on the back of the seat as can be seen in the pictures I put above.
It would be very interesting if someone took a tag off the light and put it on the back of the seat.
If that is so, I'd like to the story about that whole episode.
David Liepelt, do you ever read this forum?
If not, could someone shed any light on this?
Trent???
Thanks Jim, really appreciate your research.
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Re: Need dimentions & picture of Quadricycle patent tag

Post by W_Higgins » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:59 pm

That accession description found in the link posted above isn't the greatest. I think the confusion is the result of a syntax problem. The idea that it's the plate from a Solar bicycle lamp was taken from this:

Inscriptions

imprinted on the bicycle lamp: SOLAR metal plate on back of seat reads: U.S. & FOREIGN / PATENTS PENDING / ON THE WORKING / PART & DESIGN / OF THIS MACHINE


.... I believe it should read:

Inscriptions

imprinted on the bicycle lamp: SOLAR

metal plate on back of seat reads: U.S. & FOREIGN / PATENTS PENDING / ON THE WORKING / PART & DESIGN / OF THIS MACHINE

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Re: Need dimentions & picture of Quadricycle patent tag

Post by ddunlavy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:59 pm

It sounds like you have a good theory. - Good reading between the lines.
Thanks for the help.
The hunt goes ON.....
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