Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Car Reapirs back then

Those days are gone!
I didn't realize when I posted this that you can't read the type. I tried to enlarge it, thinking I could type what it says and even I can't read it, but it was pretty funny the small amount being charged for certain items.
Someone sent this to me again and I typed it so perhaps now it can be read.

Dear Sir,
We’re writing this letter to you today because we want to help you get your money out of your Model T.

It’s still as good as a car as the day the new Model A Ford was announced and there’s no need to sacrifice it.

The Model T Ford is still used by more people than any other automobile. Eight million are in active service right now and many of them can be driven one, two, three and five years and even longer.

Bring your car to us and let us look it over. You’ll be surprised to see how little it cost to put it in tip top shape.

New fenders, for instance, cost from $3.50 to $5.00 each, with a labor charge of $1.00 to $2.50. Tuning up the motor and replacing commutator case, brush and vibrator points cost only $1.00 with a small charge for material. Brake shoes can be installed and emergency brakes equalized for a labor charge of $1.25. A labor charge of $4.00 to $5.00 can cover the overhauling of the front axle, rebushing springs, and spring perches, and straightening, aligning and adjusting the wheels.

The labor charge for overhauling the average rear axle runs from $5.75 to $7.00. Grinding valves and cleaning carbon can be done for $3.00 to $4.00.

A set of all new pistons and rings cost only $7.00. For a labor charge of $20.00 to $25.00 you can have your motor and transmission completely overhauled. Parts are extra.


Check out an authentic piece of automotive history- looks like it was actually typed on an old fashioned typewriter. 1928 Car Repair Mailer. Less than 100 yrs ago, Automotive repair advertisement in 1928... sent on a penny postcard
Car Repair


Received this in my e-mail from my friend Cheryl
P.S. Just received it again from an E-mail friend, so now I'm not sure who first sent it to me. LOL See what happens as you get older.

9 comments:

kavita said...

First time i visited this post,i tried to click enlarge the picture but could not read anything.I am here the second time ..hi Patty !!

madcobug said...

I could read the typing with my reading glasses on. Back in those days money was hard to come by so that probably seemed like an enormous amount to them just as prices today seem that way to us.
That was very interesting. No telling what a person could get for that card on ebay. Helen

Beth Niquette said...

I LOVE it! This is GREAT! Thank you so much for sharing it.

Clytie said...

Wow, how times (and prices) have changed. I love old papers that show how life used to be.

Anna said...

The old stuff is always really cool, and yes the amounts - that is funny, but it was expensive then. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)

Cheryl said...

I love to see and read old ads. Hard to imagine that the prices shown here were alot of money back then!

Renie Burghardt said...

Ah, the good old days, how much simpler they were! I enjoyed reading the old documeny.

Have a nice evening.

Greg left this evening, Joe is leaving for Ohio in the morning. I enjoyed being with them.

dyanna said...

Very insteresting.

Margaret Cloud said...

You know back then wages were sometimes one dollar a day. It seemed to us this was cheap but not so. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for coming by.