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Fred B. Collins’ Impressive Chadwick Model 19

Fred B. Collins, the owner of this spectacular Chadwick, could afford most anything on wheels in the ‘teens as he was a partner in the successful Collins & Fairbanks Co. That outfit sold fine imported silk top hats, designed and manufactured their own line of hats and also sold furs at 383 Washington St. in Boston, Massachusetts. He was on…

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The 1906 Chadwick Type II

This fine early car was the product of Lee Chadwick, a brilliant engineer and inventor who first worked for the Searchmont Company in Philadelphia. While there he was able to work with the famous driver Henri Fournier, who also was associated with Search-mont in some way and study and drive his Mors Racing car,  seen below…

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A Postcard Sent by Lee S. Chadwick

The power and reach of the internet is an incredible thing to witness first hand. We get contacted by people often, that are related to or have connections with famous automotive figures of the past. They are willing and want to freely share their treasures with the rest of the world, so that everyone can…

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The Chadwick at the 1909 Fairmount Park Road Race

Doug Marin a Chadwick owner, enthusiast and contributor, found this interesting Chadwick racing photo in his files and sent it along with his recollections of talking with the driver, Joe Parkin Jr. as follows: I was lucky enough to talk to Joe Parkin Jr. (driver) before his passing. He was an elderly man by that…

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The Last of The Chadwicks, the Model 19

In our last post on the Chadwick, we showed the intake side of the redesigned engine which featured overhead intake valves, after having previously been a t-head design. We also showed copies of a period article from the Cycle & Automobile Trade Journal. It turns out that the original photos used for the article exist…

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The Great Chadwick Six

One again our friend Doug Marin has a few more wonderful Chadwick photos to share with us. The first photo is this right hand side engine view that is crystal clear. Be sure to click on it to enlarge it and check the fine detail. We were able to fine an article published in the…

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Lee Chadwick Files Fuel Injection Patent in 1916

Special thanks to Doug Marin, Chadwick owner and historian who has contributed many Chadwick photos from his collection for us to enjoy here. He informed us of this patent and after a search we were able to come up with the patent drawings and a description of Chadwick’s work. Marin’s thoughts about the subject and Chadwick…

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The Chadwick Automobile

Two Chadwick photos which are courtesy of Doug Marin a Chadwick enthusiast who believes the 1907 car above was the first six-cylinder Chadwick produced. The photo below shows Wille Haupt in his Chadwick on his way to winning the Giants Despair Climb on May 30, 1908 with a time of 1:38. Doug also added that the factory…

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More Chadwick

Here’s another photo of Willie Haupt, successful Chadwick driver who has been discussed earlier on the pages of The Old Motor.

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The First Chadwick….1904

Thanks to Chadwick enthusiast Doug Marin, who has sent us a set of photos of the first Chadwick car. The following is the information that he provided us with about the start of the company. In 1904, Mr. Chadwick bought parts and tooling at the auction of the Searchmont Com-pany and rented a stable/warehouse in…

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