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Air-Maze Air Filter

Pictured above is an advertisement for the Air-Maze air intake filter and flame arrester for the Model A Ford with Zenith carburetor. This ad is from the February 1930 issue of Ford Dealer & Service Field magazine.

The Air-Maze was a simple filter canister containing a fine mesh screen, but no paper element or oil bath.

The primary function of the device is actually as a flame and spark arrester. It's usefulness as an air 'filter' is probably more suited to small animals and insects, rather than fine dust particles.

The Model A was never originally supplied with a filter by Ford, leaving several aftermarket companies such as Air-Maze to satisfy the market.

In 1932, the Model B Zenith carburetor was supplied by Ford with a factory installed air cleaner and intake silencer made by Burgess Battery Company.

Ford also offered a factory heavy duty oil bath air cleaner for 1933 and 1934 trucks with the Model B Zenith carburetor.

More related information on Ford Garage:

  1. For more Model A & B related information, use the Site Search box at the top or bottom of this page.
  2. Model B Air Cleaner and Intake Silencer
  3. Model BB Heavy Duty Oil Bath Air Cleaner

January 2004