A Drug Store Postcard

This post card tells us it was sold only at City Drug Store in Carrollton, OH. The two older gentleman who look like brothers, appear to be driven by a chauffeur. The car is a Stevens-Duryea which appears to be a six-cylinder and it is circa 1906-1907. The Old Motor postcard.

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A Pair of Distinctive Roamers

This is our third set of images of Roamers automobiles with very smart and up to date coach work. The top photo shows us a Cabriolet with what appears to be a collapsable top. The lighter section on the doors is a panel done in cane-work.

The open-fronted limousine below is carrying Miss Mississippi in 1918. Note the horn shaped device on the pillar behind the driver on the left. This where the chauffeur hears his instructions from the passenger compartment in the back over the speaking tube. Both of these Roamers probably carry Rochester-Duesenberg engines. Photos from the Fred Roe collection courtesy of Racemaker Press.

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It Runs On Thin Air

The Airmobile appears to be one more early flash in the pan automotive endeavor. The “crude oil” fueled engine in the front ran an air compressor behind it. Air pressure was stored in the tanks and somehow routed to an air motor at each wheel. No one has ever uncovered photos or more information on this car, other than being advertised in the program for the Santa Monica Road Races and a few other places. It then disappeared into thin air…. By 1915 they were promoting air/steam/gas/water engine which are known to have been produced.

The company’s name was changed to the Rotary Products Company and in 1920 they manufactured air driven units for industry. Courtesy of Tom Jakeway.

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A Film Of the Manufacture Of The 1936 Chevrolet

The 1936 Chevrolet along with other cars that were produced in this time period moved into high gear in terms their building. Take the time to view  this incredibly interesting film all about their manufacture. Many thanks to Gene Ingram.

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