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Packard History Before Automobile Production

The first post from The Roderic Blood collection shows newspaper clippings above, from the Western Reserve Chronicle, Warren, Ohio December 3, 1851, advertising an early business venture undertaken by Warren Packard, who formed the company that would later bear the family name. Below is a Packard Electric Company electric motor, which was produced  by William Doud…

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1905 Stanley

A 1905 Stanley poses with the owner’s family in front of a classic farmhouse of the type found throughout New England. This particular car presents a very rare combination of the so-called coffin nose that Stanley used on all non-condensing vehicles from this year on, with a tiller steering setup found on earlier models that…

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A Gentleman Posing With a Fine Lozier

A fine circa 1911-13 Lozier Type 72 six, in a rural and possibly agricultural setting in Wisconsin. The owner is believed to be Frank H. Ohrmund. Loziers were first built in Plattsburg, NY from 1905 to 1910, when the company relocated to Detroit. This might be a transitional car, using a 1912 body and lighting,…

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1930 Franklin

This photo was taken in late November 1930. The chassis/fender line is for the new 1931 Franklin series 15 deluxe model 153. Location is 5th Avenue in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, just before the car was driven south to be placed in the Hotel Commo-dore for the Automobile Salon held there between…

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