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  1. I had quite a time joining them about a year ago, maybe more. In this age of online functionality, I felt the experience with them was decidedly old style.
  2. Thank you for sharing that. I really enjoyed the ride. Funny how much stuff is "loose" and dripping or shaking. 15mph much seem like NASCAR in the Motorette.
  3. I am pleased and relieved to announce the release of my book Peerless Automobiles in the Brass Era: 1900 ~ 1915. Brass Era cars fascinated me and there was nothing of substance published about Peerless. As I say on the website, Peerless was an important chapter of the American automobile history that was only known as one of the three P's. A little light has been shed on the brand now. I have had my head into it for so long that I feel like I'm finally coming up for air. If you are one of the 16 Peerless Automobile fans and are interested, visit the book's website and have a look. http:/
  4. I have jpgs of all of the Peerless Girls, some in posters, some in ads. Nary an ankle or wrist shows in any of the pictures.
  5. Thanks for your kind notice. This could be a roll up but it is a 1912 model and I haven't found a source for 1912 window cranks. I may even have to edit my first comment to 1914, not 1913 but I'm working on it. Nothing like a fast post to make you scramble to check your sources. Prior to 1914, windows could be raised and lowered by means of a sash that hung inside the door. Effective but clumsy with heavy plate glass windows. Below are photos of the interior of the 1912 48-Six (or the Model K or the Model 36) Limousine. Notice the sash on the door.
  6. (edited) I believe Peerless Motor Car Company will win this debate about the first roll up window. Speaking of changes in the 1914 Peerless Limousines, Cycle and Automobile Trade Journal of September 1, 1913, in an article on page 175 titled “New Peerless Closed Cars” states: "All frames and casements have been eliminated by the use of the Swiss Railway type of window - a heavy plate .glass which moves up and down in a groove. In the side and inner compartment windows are raised and lowered by means of a strap. Those (windows) in the side doors are moved by a special patented
  7. Yes, it was great and exceedingly rare. One man standing near me asked if I thought it was a Continental engine. I remembered that E.L. Cord added Continental engines to his corporate warehouse and didn't think he would have sold engines to other companies but I was wrong. I think this is a 1929 Model 81-Six Coupe. I'd be very happy to learn if it is not. I like the Stevens-Duryea Model X but what intrigued me the most was the 1914 Stutz that was half covere up.
  8. Jeff, I've been keeping up with your posts, just unable to grab a minute to reply until now. Thanks for your input, especially on the early years of Peerless. I concur with almost everything you've uncovered here. What unstructured time I've had is spent in trying to chase down early Peerless literature. The AACA library has a some "clippings" of early Peerless (1900-1903) but loose material is unverified, I can't use it. Lots of people mismark an old photo and it becomwes history. It's not on purpose but it muddies the water. The Cleveland Historical Library files h
  9. I wish someone with more information could answer you. I was looking for more general information., not engine specific but, with good sources, I have the following Auburns using Rutenber engines. 1915 Model 6-47 Touring 6 1915 Model 6-47 (Roadster) 1916 Model 6-38 Roadster (Lt. Six) 1916 Model 6-38 Touring (Lt. Six) 1916 Model 6-40A Touring 7 1916 Model 6-40A Roadster 1919 Model 6-39H Touring 5-P The
  10. Well, I got a bit of an education in the Crawford Auto and Air Museum and in the archives. There was no early Peerless Motorette on display but there was a 1902 Pierce Motorette and, contrary to my firm belief, it was tiller steered and controlled. I will shut my mouth about things I believe but have no proof of, from now on. The archives were a bit of a disappointment. The have very little on Peerless from 1900-1904. but they had enough to educate me on the Type 5. Since I hadn't seen it advertised I assumed it did not exist. Wrong. It did exist and was offered for sale. I marked the book
  11. I really wanted to go see Boulton's cars at the Amelia Auction but it is such a hassle, travel, hotel, driving and that week on Amelia Island is like Monterey Car week in California. The second photo is definitely a DeDion-Bouton, I have a copy of it with the caption, "1900 DeDion-Bouton Voiturette" from an early magazine. All of the American made DeDion licensed cars that I have seen had steering wheels. That includes Skinner and Pierce. Skinner, located in Brooklyn, was the "sole American importer" for DeDion-Bouton. Peerless cast parts before they made licensed copies. There is a fine
  12. I'm surprised that he does not list the 1900 Motorettes that Peerless was making. They showed a Type C at the first NY Auto Show, so it is certain that Peerless was in the auto manufacturing business by 1900. Though I have read about the trike, I have never seen it mentioned in the trade magazines of the day, not once. They did not list Motorettes after 1901. I'm not being argumentative below, just sharing what I have. I have not seen the Type 5 mentioned in any year either. The earliest bore and stroke measurment I have is from 1902 for aType 4 is 4x4.5 sourc
  13. I ordered a copy of the magazine through ebay. I'll let you know when it comes in. I'm headed to the Western Reserve Historical Library later next week. A big event I have not seen advertised. The Crawford Museum is opening their warehouse on Saturday (Sept 14) for a "Coffee and Cars" event. This is the first time in ten years and the second time in recent history that they are allowing a public visit there. Macedonia, Ohio. https://www.wrhs.org/events/crawford-coffee-cars-september/
  14. Thanks for your reply, Jeff. I'm still unaccustomed to the layout of the forum, I learned today, posts are not organized by date. I think I can find your reply quicker in the future. I do have the Hendry article from Automobile Quarterly. The other two are new to me and I will track them down. One thing about it, there's not a lot of competition for this kind of thing. You are right about Case Western Reserve, the Crawford and The Cleveland Museum. I'm trying to organize a Cleveland visit in September. Case Western said they have materials but will only give general descriptions about wh
  15. Hi Jeff, I've been lurking here for about six months. You are a veritable cornucopia of Peerless information. I'm looking for information on the earliest years of Peerless, do you think the Case Western Reserve archives would be of any help? Specifically I am looking for photos of a Peerless Motorette and looking for specs on the Type 3 and Type 4. They seem willing to assist once I get there but they don't give much information through email.
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