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07-21-2016 06:56 AM
ntfday
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Not a trivia question being I don't know the answer. But my wife found this key in her mom's stuff today and we are wondering what info we could get. I am thinking simply mid to late 50's and it's the door and ignition?

Brian
That's right, my 36, 40 and 52 Ford's all had keys like that and the round key was for the trunk and IIRC the glove box.
07-21-2016 06:55 AM
bubba1955
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Not a trivia question being I don't know the answer. But my wife found this key in her mom's stuff today and we are wondering what info we could get. I am thinking simply mid to late 50's and it's the door and ignition?

Brian
Those appear to be '49-'50 Ford keys.
You can still get re-pop blanks but it's cool to have the originals.

Early Ford Store of Ca - Early_Ford_Parts New and Used Original Parts for 1928-1959 Cars & Trucks

07-21-2016 06:47 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Not a trivia question being I don't know the answer. But my wife found this key in her mom's stuff today and we are wondering what info we could get. I am thinking simply mid to late 50's and it's the door and ignition?

Brian
Shaped like a 50s mopar,,but says Ford never saw a ford key like that

did she own a 40 Linclon,
07-20-2016 11:09 PM
MARTINSR Not a trivia question being I don't know the answer. But my wife found this key in her mom's stuff today and we are wondering what info we could get. I am thinking simply mid to late 50's and it's the door and ignition?

Brian
07-19-2016 07:41 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by bubba1955 View Post
I think brickyardboy got it right. Though I think the correct term for it is "robe rail"..or.."robe rope".

My older brother had a '49 Hudson Hornet with these on the back of the front seat. Way back when they were used to hang a lap blanket on. (The photo below is from a '54 Hudson Jet)

No Brickyard boy missed it also. These were not intended to be used as assist handles.
You however, did get it correct. They are indeed lap robe ropes. The ladies in the back might get chilly and need a blankie to put over their laps. These ropes go back to the horse and carriage days and added a classy touch to the interior.
My 1955 Buick Super Riviera Two Door Hardtop had one on each seat back from the factory. I'm guessing that GM stopped using them around 1959 on their Caddys, Olds Buick, and Pontiacs. I've never seen one on a Chevy but I haven't seen every Chevy either!
My brother and I stared at them for years not knowing what they were. We used them to hang onto while standing up while The Old Man drove like heck!
Come to think of it I can't ever remember The Old Man yelling "Let go of those Lap Robe Ropes you little s**ts!"

BB
07-19-2016 01:48 PM
bubba1955
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
I had two of these on my 1955 Buick Super.

What are they called and what are they used for?

BB
I think brickyardboy got it right. Though I think the correct term for it is "robe rail"..or.."robe rope".

My older brother had a '49 Hudson Hornet with these on the back of the front seat. Way back when they were used to hang a lap blanket on. (The photo below is from a '54 Hudson Jet)

07-19-2016 01:27 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Not even close.

BB
I'm out, looking at pics of interiors on the www doesn't reveal anything like it, unless it is a hard to see windlace.
07-19-2016 12:49 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I was thinking it was that too, but the eyelet seems to rule that out.

I think it's still a grab strap, just not on the back of the front seat...
Not even close.

BB
07-19-2016 12:42 PM
7nomad8 I'm thinking it might be window glass channel
07-19-2016 12:18 PM
Joe G Are they convertible top tension cables?
07-19-2016 11:51 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by brickyardboy View Post
Almost looks like the door pillar piping edging.
I was thinking it was that too, but the eyelet seems to rule that out.

I think it's still a grab strap, just not on the back of the front seat...
07-19-2016 10:26 AM
boothboy
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Almost looks like the door pillar piping edging.
Nope.

BB
07-19-2016 10:23 AM
brickyardboy Almost looks like the door pillar piping edging.
07-19-2016 10:20 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Is the other end, that isn't in the pic, a clue ...
Nope.

BB
07-19-2016 10:06 AM
Too Many Projects Is the other end, that isn't in the pic, a clue ...
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