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1906 Jewel information needed


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From wiki states The Forest City Motor Company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1905 and by the end of the year, the company had relocated to 114 Walnut Street in Massillon and had shortened the name of their automobile from Jewell to Jewel. Then During 1909, the name of the firm was changed to the Jewel Motor Car Company. Then again later on it changed to Croxton-Keeton.

Same car for the early years but if it is different I really would like the specifics.

What I have is a rolling chassis but needs a lot of info. Pictures, detailed pictures to see what is missing and what the missing looks like and where it comes from and goes to.

Thanks for the reply.

Dave

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I know there are 1 or 2 Jewel(l)s in Ohio. Either at Canton Classic Car Museum, 330-455-3603, or (president) Wm McKinley Museum, Canton, OH which has a lot of local Canton-Massillon area history or at The Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Cleveland which has a collection of Ohio built cars. I suggest you call the Canton CC Museum, I'm sure they can help you. Also contact the AACA research library on this site for literature help.

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I called Canton Classic Car and they said the Jewel I was thinking of is in of all places: The Massillon Historical Museum - Duh - I phoned Massillon and they definitely have one along with some lit & documentation. 121 Lincoln Way E. , Massillon, OH 44646. Phone: 330-833-4061. I was told to make prior arrangements with Mindy Pond or Alexandria Coon if you want close access to the car and their materials. Hope this helps.

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jdome,

Thanks for the reply and effort to look. I have already contacted the Massillon Museum where they have a 1907 that was restored 40 years ago and the person that headed the project is still on the board. My reply from him was I hope you enjoy your project, and that was it! Mandy is was very helpful to a point but couldn't provide any information that was of help. She did show excitement and enthusiasm where the other guy was... I'll leave it at that. Mandy said she thought there was pictures that she hope to have on the website sometime in the future. The museum is only a couple thousand miles away so the up close and personal experience wont happen anytime soon.

Disappointed but will continue the search. I'm in the southwest desert, anything closer as in Arizona or Texas? Please!

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Do you Know what year or model you have? The 06 model B and 07 model D are small 1-cyl, 2-stroke, buggies. the 08 - 09 is a longer wheel base, 4-cyl conventional car. Production ended by 1910? These were assembled cars with common mechanicals. I believe only a couple hundred +/- cars were built each year. I am from the Canton/Massillon area and know a little about the local cars. There were 2 other cars manufactured in Massillon. The Holmes is another and I can't think of the third name offhand. You might contact the Crawford museum in Cleveland. I'm not aware of any other Jewel cars.

What do you intend to do with the car? I would not mind having a home town car if you don't plan to keep it.

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Google "Jewel Automobile." There are several sites with photos there including the Massillon Museum car, history brochure specs, and a You tube video of a restored car with the owner name showing his car. He is from Arkansas & said he bought the car in Phoenix.

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I will attempt to attach pictures. Failed first go at. The ENGINE: it is a single cylinder, two stroke, and would classify it to be a buggy. The only two strokes I am familiar with are chainsaws and dirt bikes from my early days so this will be interesting. If photo doesn't work out it has the artillery wheels and has the sickle or tiller steering. I have googled for photos but the detailedness I need is not there and I really need the up and closeness. You mention that a car was purchased in Phoenix! This puts a cloud on me as when my in-laws were researching this car they went to a museum in Arizona that they were given extreme courteously to get intimate with the car on display as the story goes and there is a story. This jewel was found in many pieces, basket case doesn't fit. They ended up at the museum and after hours were able to take measurements of the wood body pieces and other items to start the recreating and restoration process. The car pieces were scattered allover the area and slowly major pieces came together. Short story. The future of the car is not known at this time but I would gladly keep you in mind if that day comes to be.

post-106418-143142964754_thumb.jpg Success with pictures. As one can see it is a start but lack of knowledge is holding me back. The rear brake system needs clarification (pictures) to recreate. The clutch is missing the three levers from the throw out part that also needs the fork and mechanical linkage all the way up to the hand levers. Coolant tank, pictures, where was it mounted, what did it look like. Fuel tank as well. Electrical system...there is the spark plug but what else and where??? This is definitely an adventure that I desire to take a RIDE on.

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