Hi, reporting an experience I had today which might be of some interest to the Group: A Caterpillar tech was checking one of our emergency generators for a fault and we started conversing. To get right to the point: he has a tool box which was his grandfatherâ€™s and it has a Pierce-Arrow identification plate screwed to it. Though somewhat battered, the number on the plate is I50I 659. That is: 50 between two capital i .
The “I””s are ones. This is a plate from a 1931 Model 43.”
I found in the old service bulletins that this was a 137 inch wheelbase Car, assembled during June 1931. The owner of the number plate was surprised that much infonwascavailable.