Mazdax605
Mazdax605 PowerDork
10/4/20 1:48 p.m.

Found these today in my late grandparents basement. One 1912 Massachusetts plate, and one 1918 Massachusetts plate. Both in terrible condition, but still pretty cool. 

 

 

What should I do with these? 

Woody (Fautor Forum)
Woody (Fautor Forum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/4/20 1:56 p.m.

Very cool. I have nothing that old. I think my oldest is 1925. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa SuperDork
10/4/20 2:07 p.m.
Mazdax605 said:

What should I do with these? 

Gently clean (possibly with a toothbrush and an "enzymatic solution")

Seal with B-72, a non-yellowing, optically clear, easily removable resin.

Then put on the wall of your garage.

vwfreek
vwfreek Reader
10/4/20 3:31 p.m.
Mazdax605 said:

What should I do with these? 

The only correct answer is buy a 1912 and 1918 car to put them on.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
10/4/20 4:54 p.m.
Mazdax605
Mazdax605 PowerDork
10/4/20 6:04 p.m.

The porcelain 1912 plate is bent up pretty badly from what appears to be a collision. I don't know if I want to straighten it. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa SuperDork
10/4/20 6:32 p.m.

In reply to Mazdax605 :

I wouldn't. Its a survivor 

ddavidv
ddavidv PowerDork
10/5/20 7:23 a.m.

Interesting it was made in Beaver Falls, PA. Not exactly an industrial metropolis.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
10/5/20 7:35 a.m.

I acquired these recently. All saved by one family from their own cars. The husband died years ago, the wife recently died at nearly 100, and they were going to be thrown out.

 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 SuperDork
10/5/20 7:46 a.m.

Interesting that the state would buy them from an out of state vendor.

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/5/20 9:25 a.m.
TurnerX19 said:

Interesting that the state would buy them from an out of state vendor.

Based on some time wasting but interesting googling I just did it appears that Ingram-Richardson was the go to for porcelain anything back in the day.

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