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Old 01-01-2015, 02:21 PM
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would these name plates been used on the doors of the coach ?
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Old 01-01-2015, 03:11 PM
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Yes. I had a 1990 S&S RWD hearse that came from a funeral home in North Carolina, and they used a very similar set up on both the front doors. Of course, it may look sharp while the car is owned by the funeral home, but once removed and sold, the car has 4 ugly holes in each door that require welding and body work to put right.
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ok thanks
I found 3 sets of them in a cupboard I was cleaning out last week at the funeral home I asked but all the younger guys had no clue I even asked the boss and he just gave me his blank stare ! lol so I took that as he didn't know. to them cars are just a tool of the trade and nothing more (they have NO pictures of any of the cars they once owned)

they think I'm strange for taking pictures of the cars and stuff we use in the funeral home lol
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Any idea if the firm owned a mid 80's Eureka Cadillac at one time?
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Any idea if the firm owned a mid 80's Eureka Cadillac at one time?
I'll ask Jeff when I see him next. why do you ask ??

like I said before Jeff told me a few weeks ago when I asked him for some pictures of their old coach's that they never took any pictures. they are not car guys like us.

thats why I take pictures of EVERYTHING lol
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Mike, I no longer can post pictures, but look at antique coaches (teens-30s), this type of nameplate was very popular. Very cool find!
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Mike: If you have access to the "BLACK BOOK" by Tom McPherson there were a LOT of (high end-first class) funeral homes in the 30's thru mid 50's that used door name plates similar to yours. MM
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Mike: If you have access to the "BLACK BOOK" by Tom McPherson there were a LOT of (high end-first class) funeral homes in the 30's thru mid 50's that used door name plates similar to yours. MM

I was just going through Tom's book this morning. Weaver started in 1945 so I would think these name plates are from the late 40's to the 50's ? the only way to know for sure is to start going through the local archives ..The seach starts this coming Monday

Its our 70th year this year 1945-2015 so I'm thinking I will restore these two name plates and make a frame and present it the family this summer

( Nothing like kissing up to the boss !! ) lol
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I just received this photo this afternoon of a late 1980's Eureka Cadillac that Evan Butchers once owned when he owned the Frankford Funeral home. it clearly shows the SAME kind of nameplate on the door same design everything but the name and the letter on topis different.

The town of Frankford is only a 10-15 minute drive from our Trenton chapel where I found our nameplates

I have reached out to Evan to see if he knows more ......stay turned

Thanks to Walt McCall for sending me this picture
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