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  1. I think it is a 1910 Mitchell Model S touring car.
  2. It is definitely not an Overland . Overlands had an oval radiator filler neck and the mystery car has a round filler neck.
  3. The Omaha and the Norwalk, both with underslung chassis, appear to have used the chassis design created by the American Motor Car Company (manufacturer of the American Underslung). The first American with the underslung chassis was built in 1907. Also, for both the Omaha and the Norwalk, the structure in front of the radiator that supports the front fenders and headlights looks very much like that used on the American Underslung. I wonder if either Omaha or Norwalk paid American Motor Car Company for the rights to use their design? Norwalk American
  4. In the article Seeley wrote about the restoration of the 4 Americans (AACA magazine Sept-Oct 1980) , he said that he had restored 5 brass era cars prior to the Americans: a Maxwell, 2 Model Ts, a Pratt-Thirty and a Studebaker. Two of the Americans, the 1908 Roadster and 1910 Traveler, looked to be in decent condition prior to restoration. However, he said the 1910 Traveler was the most difficult to restore because of the time (17 years) that had passed to complete all 4 cars. The green 1908 Roadster, shown in the picture above, was used as a pattern car to restore the red 1907 which was th
  5. Great picture! I think the photo is more like 1911 or 1912. The Hudson in the picture has doors on the front which I think came in 1911. Most cars did not have front doors in 1908. My observation is that Mitchell had the tie rod in front of the axle at least until 1911. The Mitchell pictured does not have this arrangement. Just my opinion. I'm not an expert in either marque. Also, NY did not have state issued license plates until 1910 which the cars shown seem to have.
  6. Wayne, This photo is definitely of an American. A separate site has been created for all things AU. See the link below. http://www.stanleyregister.net/americanunderslung/aurepository.html
  7. I believe the car is a 1910 Regal Underslung. The short runningboard, the shape of the door, cowl, hood, fenders and the hubcaps all seem to be like the ones in the photo below.
  8. My understanding is that Jack Benny did not own a Maxwell. I remember reading an article several years ago that Bill Harrah had purchased and restored a Maxwell to give to Jack Benny. Shortly before presenting it to him, Harrah found out that Benny had no interest in owning a Maxwell, so the car was never presented to him. I believe this article was in an HCCA Gazette and was written by someone who was involved.
  9. modela28

    What is it II

    It is definitely not an American Underslung. The AU had the frame below the springs and axles and this car clearly has the frame above both. I think it is an Oldsmobile based on the radiator and the unique hubcaps.
  10. Interesting large "bar" in front of the radiator, above the crank. Looks like it is attached to the frame horns.
  11. JACK M., can you see more than just the first page? I went to the link, but cannot see pages 2 - 8.
  12. I agree with you Alsancle. I would hope in the future that the individual could be banned, but their posts / threads that are not in violation of the forum rules could remain. The OP contributed very little information to the American Underslung thread beyond his stated appreciation for what others had posted.
  13. Trulyvintage, I believe Mr. Barlett gave some valid historical information regarding the car you inspected. Why do you think your inspection invalidates his comments? Factual, historical information regarding our old cars is important to the "story" and to help authenticate what we know or have heard. The fact that he saw "before" pictures is very cool and if I owned this car I would be interested in talking to him. Besides, I don't think turquoise was the original color for this car.
  14. I think it could be a Dagmar automobile.
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