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Old 01-13-2020, 08:36 AM   #21
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Pin striping is an art. Watched a real life stripper do the fancy work on a car one time. The attached video, while not a car, shows what a skilled hand can do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsTIMxeO_ng PS, turn down the audio.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:41 PM   #22
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"Not all were striped with a brush. A few branches did use the wheel striping tools."

I couldn't find that in my library. Would like to get a copy of the publication if you don't mind sharing.
That little tidbit came from Murray Fahnestock's article on striping in "The Restorer" magazine sometime in 1957 and was added to the first volume of the "How to Restore Your Model A" series of books. Murray was a researcher on the old Fords back in the post war years and wrote a fair amount of books on the Model Ts and As.

I have no other references but I do know that the mechanical striping devices were available in the model A timeline. The Beugler Company's first device was filed for patent in 1933 and I've seen others like the Scoles device. It is true that most of the branches did use brushes by hand but it would not surprise me if they would have been interested in the mechanical device to stripe long straight paneled bodies since the mechanical devices generally can work a lot longer without reloading plus it may have been easier to train people to use a mechanical device and lesser skilled folks could still produce a decent product.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:28 PM   #23
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Is it from the Restorer 1975, Sept./Oct.?
I also recall that photo, but all is not quite what it seems. It does show two pin stripe men, but the main one appears to be imposed into the photo [ look at angle of his shoes to the floor] but other man looks correct.
So, when were the bodies pin striped? Before the bodies were mounted on the chassis or at the very end of assembly? Film evidence shows pin striped bodies being placed on the chassis.

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I looked up the Sept/Oct 1075 Restorer and you are correct although I seem to remember the photo being from the driver's side and a pin striper working on both sides at the same time. My memory is only worth 2 cents


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Old 01-14-2020, 08:11 AM   #24
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I wonder what their pay grade was compared to a line worker?
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:35 AM   #25
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Now that's a good trick, must have had loooong arms.
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The higher the skill level, the higher the pay level is always in effect no matter what manufacturer. I imagine a lot of newby trainees never passed the test for a rapid paced assembly line.
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a pin striper working on both sides at the same time Now that's a good trick, must have had loooong arms.



I should have stated a different pin striper on each side. Sorry for any confusion.


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Old 01-14-2020, 10:33 PM   #28
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I looked up the Sept/Oct 1075 Restorer and you are correct although I seem to remember the photo being from the driver's side and a pin striper working on both sides at the same time. My memory is only worth 2 cents


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Yeah, it is a curse! [ million dollar memory] but handy at times. I read in a follow up article that the man striping the Tudor was actually from a 1936 photo & imposed into the scene.
They would have been out of a job by the mid thirties from when cars had hardly any lines painted on.
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