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R Mann

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I have this name plate that I'd like to know more about. It's metal - thin brass - and measures about 4 inches long if it were all there (missing tab at bottom where hole was for fastening). I've looked into the American Bicycle Co. and found an ad where the Waverly Factory made an electric car for the American Bicycle Co. called "Waverly Electric Break" around 1900 - 1902 in Indianapolis, Ind. The ad further says there were 18 models. This plate could be from one of them. Could anyone tell me for sure if this is so? Or perhaps give me other information about where this could have come from? I have added a photo file but my camera only goes down to 1.2mb so hope it will show up for you! When I looked at this photo it shows a red car to me, not what I attached and don't know where it came from. Hopefully, you will receive it correctly! Thanks!


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Cannot answer the Badge however Anmerican Bicycle was linked to

POPE MANUFACTURING CORP.(USA)1899-1914 and another firm Toledo

There is brief vehicle on Connection-Electric Veh Corp around 1966 Automobile Quaterly (US)Volume 4 Issue #3 Page 315 brief history on Electric division as for fuller history of Pope company which may include the said electric vehicle see December 1996 Automobile Quaterly (US)Volume 36 Issue 1 Page 92-99

While take note a 1906c W-Waverley electric runabout one was sold recently in the UK mention for 9315pounds sterling by Bonhams auctions in 2004 see October 2004 Classic & Sportscar (GB)Volume 23 Issue No 7 Page 188

Cheers Julian

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