Side and rear lamps
|Many hours went into making profile cutters for
turning the upper and lower part of the side and rear lamps in brass.
Spinning was used to form the upper and lower part of the lamp-house
before hard-soldering the pieces together. The two apertures were made
in the mill. The windows were made of plexiglass milled with facets and
a ridge allowing me to glue them from the inside. The reflectors were
made of aluminium bar.
|The rear lamp and the number plate-holder were made
of brass. The number plate, not in picture, was made by etching a thick
brass-plate. It has the text: "California Horseless Wagon" !!
|The matrise for spinning the head lamps was a heavy
piece of metal. One wheel-barrow of chips before it was finished.
Spinning was a tough job using 1,5 mm brass-plate. It had to be warmed
to the glowing point several times.
Spinning the rim for the head lamp.
Headlamps and radiator in brass have
|The dashboard was made from mahogany ply-wood. The
fake-instruments were made of brass. The instrument tables were drawn in
a large scale and then downsized in an ordinary photo-copier.
|Closeup picture of handbrake and gear
|The Mercer with the spare-wheels just