3” wide x ¾” high. Perfect Fit!
These Troy sunshade or windshield name plates were reproduced by Charlie Johnson for Tom Marshall’s Auburn Heights vehicles. They are designed to fit on the windshield board of 1913 Stanleys and on the tube behind the bull handles on 1914 Stanleys. Troy Sun Shades were used on 1915 Stanleys and other vehicles of the era.
These tags come flat and are unfinished. They must be fit to your car. Some tags were placed flat on the wood windshield board and others were rounded to fit the brass windshield frame. Turn a piece of stock the same diameter as your windshield frame and carefully bend the tag around it. Then trim the tag above and including the dotted line. Don’t trim first or successful bending will be impossible. Remember to remove the plastic covering.
These tags are polished stainless steel, made with a paint-and-wipe method that makes the letters appear ragged because a thin bit of paint covers the letter edges.
After bending, cutting, and filing the tag to fit your car, buff the edges to create a smooth finish. Finally, take a fine cloth stretched over a flat stick such as a paint stick, and polish the raised letters with Brasso or a similar, very mild abrasive. This removes the excess paint and makes the letters stand out, without scratching the stainless or attacking the paint in the recesses.
With a minor investment in time and effort, your Stanley will have a wonderful period addition!