A Mr. Wilson of Walter M. Murphy Company poses with a very smart Hudson Super 6 Biddle & Smart Brougham at Mission Motor Service in Pasadena, California. Introduced in June of 1925, sources cite it as the most popular Biddle & Smart bodied Hudson ever offered. Note the very stylish triple lines on rear fender that repeat a similar design on the fronts and the brightly trimmed drum type headlights. There’s a touch of irony in this photo, since Murphy was a prominent Pasadena based coach builder at the time.
In 1920, Harrison H. Boyce of Motometer fame joined with New York lawyer Paul Veeder to form Boyce & Veeder Corp. At first they produced automatic and hand operated fire extinguishers for cars, trucks and aircraft and later the Boyce-ite decarbonizer fuel additive, seen advertised on the small sign on the right in the top photo. Contemporary reports in trade journals state that the company ran into financial difficulties within a few years of it’s founding. Photo by Harold A. Parker courtesy of the Huntington Library.