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Early Heinze Coilbox

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:07 am
by Autoliner59
I bought this Heinze coilbox several years ago at an estate sale with some Model T parts. I've shown it to a few people of the years, and posted over on the Model T Club of America site where I'm a member, and have so far have only been able to determine that is from the 1909 era, that it's not T related and that it looks similar to one that was used on a 1910 Chalmers-Detroit. One unique feature is that coils have two brass pins that stick down through the bottom of the box into brass spring contacts.

I am trying to gather more information on what years/makes/models this coilbox may have been used on. Any information would be appreciated.

Re: Early Heinze Coilbox

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:08 am
by Autoliner59
A closeup of the switch...

Re: Early Heinze Coilbox

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:13 am
by edborg
I'm not sure about the year or make but I do think it looks fantastic. Great find.

Re: Early Heinze Coilbox

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:27 pm
by oldcarfudd
Interesting grammatical glitch in those original factory instructions. Instead of making the spring "as light as possible without failing to miss at high speed", i suspect what was meant was "without missing at high speed." You'd WANT the critter to fail to miss at high speed, or any other speed!

Re: Early Heinze Coilbox

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:28 am
by RVAnderson
This was also used on the 1909 Hudson. The coils are very similar to but not interchangeable with the coils used on the Ford Model S.

Re: Early Heinze Coilbox

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:34 pm
by prew62
Hi,
I have this same coil box on my 1911 Chalmers. I picked up a similar parts box at Hershey last year as I was leaving the show. Was just sitting on a table with all four coils and no top. Any chance I could get a good (sharp) picture of the tag in the top of your box?

They have been badly reproduced over the years with little attention being given to the type style. I'm a designer and would like to reproduce it correctly.

Thanks,

Prewitt Scripps

Re: Early Heinze Coilbox

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:50 am
by RVAnderson
Prewitt, I already make these. I meant to ask if you needed one when I sent your rebuilt coils back, but of course I forgot. I will send you one; I think I still have your address.

Re: Early Heinze Coilbox

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:28 pm
by Darel
Used on 1911-12 Fords.

Darel Leipold