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Motoring in New York

Here is a fine looking touring car of unknown manufacture, with what looks like a 1910 or 1911 New York plate, and a Cambridge windshield. Can anyone shed light on what make this is?

2 responses to “Motoring in New York

  1. I think this car is a Germain, a Belgian make that was in production from 1897 to 1914. The model illustrated is probably a 22HP six that was in production from 1907. The shallow oval radiator was a characteristic of this make from 1906. A Germain was sold by Bonhams at one of their auctions in around 2006/7 at the RAF Museum in Hendon UK.

  2. Hi,

    When the numberplate and the light tube are removed it is not a round radiator but relatively conventional rad with a straight bottom and only a rounded bonnet (hood). I don’t think it is a Belgian Germain but it is an American cca 1910 Rainier Touring made in Saginaw, Michigan. The primary pointer seems to be the drag link being prominently ahead of the axle. Most other cars of a ’round’ type bonnet have it behind. Also the louvres go only half way up the bonnet, whereas most go way higher. Germain generally had no louvers.


    Vintman (UK)

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