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1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Philip Lawrence » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:32 pm

Would any one happen to have a 1909 or 1910 Roadster with original upholstery they could post photos of?

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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by TonyB » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:40 pm

The upholstery on my 09 touring front seat is probably the same as a roadster. It is leather and looks original though it could have been replaced in the 1950s restoration.
Front seat if 1909 touring
Front seat if 1909 touring
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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Philip Lawrence » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:19 am

Thanks for the photo Tony. The 1909-1910 roadster had a divided seat with a left and right seat cushion. I was looking for photos of the seat backs and how they are joined in the middle on the vertical joint.
Tony, could you give the measurements of the highths of the horizontal buttons on each of the three rows starting from the seat base? Also how far apart are the buttons horizontally?
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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by KimDobbins » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:16 am

Phil, I have some photos of an original 1909 roadster, I post them tomorrow.


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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Philip Lawrence » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:50 am

Thanks Kim, That would be great!

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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:02 am

FWIW this is Dan Logan's '09 Touring. I believe it is the original upholstery.
I hope you find what you need.
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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by KimDobbins » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:37 am

Phil, I can’t find pics of the car I was thinking of but here are a couple others. I’ll keep looking for the other one. Kim
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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Philip Lawrence » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:02 pm

Rich and Kim, thanks for posting the photos these will help a lot.

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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:00 pm

I'm not sure if this shows enough to help:
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Then again a Touring but.....
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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Dale_mcm » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:05 pm

Philip I have a November 1910 Roadster with the original upholstery on front seat and mother law seat if that is what
what you are looking for. Dale

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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by KWTownsend » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:24 pm

Kim-
Those are great pictures, Kim, but why did you post a picture of your thong?


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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by KimDobbins » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:54 am

Keith, I found that in the back seat of your 11 Touring when you took us to diner. I was going to ask you about it but I didn't want to embarrass you!


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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Philip Lawrence » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:09 pm

I would still like to get dimensions of the vertical button spacing on the three rows of horizontal buttons from the top surface of the seat base up at the seat back. Also the same at the arm rest. Finally what it the spacing of the buttons from each other horizontally?
Any help on this is greatly appreciated. This is all for a 1909-1910 roadster, I don't know if the touring layout of the buttons is different or not.

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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by KWTownsend » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:50 pm

Philip-
I don't have any dimensions, but found another picture. This is a view not often seen.
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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by KimDobbins » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:17 pm

I believe this is at the Seattle branch. It probably isn’t of much use, but it’s of new roadsters.
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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Philip Lawrence » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:18 am

Thanks for the photo Keith. The roadster in the photo shows Grass Valley, CA mining engineer Arthur Foote in 1911 crossing the Sierras in a competition run in his model T. The car I believe was a 1910. There are photo's showing his early 1909 with light gray paint that I have also seen, so he owned at least two early T roadsters. That photo does show the upholstery quite well. Thanks again for posting It. By the way, Arthur Foote won the competition in the model T crossing the sierras ahead of all the other competitors.


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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Philip Lawrence » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:07 am

Kim, that photo you posted looks vaguely familiar. If I'm not mistaken Lorin Sorensen published an article back in the early 1970's in his Ford Life magazine about the Seattle Ford plant. The article showed a much larger image of the photo you posted if I'm remembering correctly. Thanks for posting it. I love looking at the old photos.

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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Tourabout » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:44 pm

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1909 Roadster Seat complete with G-String


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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Philip Lawrence » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:56 am

Thanks to all for the photos, but would still like dimensions on the button locations.


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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Post by Philip Lawrence » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:33 pm

Well I think I have what I need. I went to look at a 1909 Touring this week with the original factory upholstery still in place. Measured what I needed and will adjust to fit the roadster seat. With the photographs supplied above, and the actual seats I think I can get them picture perfect! Thanks again to everyone that sent the photos and information, much appreciated.

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Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

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