Oldsmobile Model 30 F-31 (1931)
Blanks are from wood spokes salvaged from an original wood spoke wheels of a
1931 Oldsmobile Model 30 F-31.
Blanks are a minimum of 3/4" x 3/4"
All blanks will come with one COA per blank.
Oldsmobile was a brand of American automobiles produced for most of its existence by General Motors. Originally established as "Olds Motor Vehicle Company" by Ransom E. Olds in 1897, it produced over 35 million vehicles, including at least 14 million built at its Lansing, Michigan factory alone. During its time as a division of General Motors, Oldsmobile slotted into the middle of GM's five divisions above Chevrolet, and Pontiac, but below Buick, and Cadillac, and was noted for its groundbreaking technology and designs.
Over 1 million Oldsmobiles were sold annually 1983-1986 but by the 1990s, the division was facing growing competition from premium import brands and sales declined. When shut down in 2004, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque, and one of the oldest in the world, after Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Skoda, and Tatra.
In the 1930s, Oldsmobile produced two body styles of automobile, the 6-cylinder Series F and the longer 8-cylinder Series L. Wooden artillery style wheels were standard features, but the wire wheels were optional equipment at the time of the original purchase.
The early 1930's was a difficult time for automobile manufacturers due to the Great Depression. The Oldsmobile F-31 was a suitable option for many due to its relatively low sticker price and additional rumble seat which could carry luggage or additional passengers.
These blanks are made from the hickory wooden wheel spokes of a 1931 Oldsmobile Model 30 F-31. The wood is certified and distributed by Hardin Penworks, LLC. This material is guaranteed to be 100% Authentic.