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Longuemare/Holley 1903 carburetor value

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Is there someone here who's familiar with values of early Longuemare carburetors? 

 

Anyone who's seen these sold or advertised?   If no one has useful info no problem. thanks David C.

 

 

 

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I’m a $1,500 buyer for both or $300 for just the carb plus shipping. Thanks George Albright,Florida cell weekdays 352 843 1624. Email gnalbright@gmail.com.  PS where is the rest of the car?

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Ive never seen one of these for sale. I suspect they usually sell between two individuals, I suspect for quite a bit more than George's offer.

Just my two cents.

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Suspect this is a good time to take what you can get.

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3 minutes ago, padgett said:

Suspect this is a good time to take what you can get.


To me, it’s a very bad time for panic selling.  I have a sister who panics every time the market goes down, sells, and has consistently lost money.  If she’d just let it ride she’d still be ahead even at this market.

 

I get a fair price or I keep it, simple as that.  Thanks dc

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Thanks for the nice note. My two offers together or separate plus shipping stand if u change your mind. Can PayPal or fed ex a cashier check. These are sincere offers. Sincerely George 

 

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42 minutes ago, Craig Gillingham said:

What model Longuemare is it?

I’m not sure, don’t see a model number on it, sorry....I know it was original equipment on a 1903 Pierce, that’s all I have.

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David if you've not already done some internet digging, you should be able to do a little research on this - I know these carbs, and for that matter even similar motors have been sold at auction.  A good source of information can be those past auction results.  I know that annually, there is a pre-London-Brighton run auction with a strong focus on Brighton-era vehicles and parts conducted by Bonhams.   You may not find the exact item but you'll be in the ballpark.  You might want to also check Prewar.com.

Terry

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3 hours ago, trimacar said:

I’m not sure, don’t see a model number on it, sorry....I know it was original equipment on a 1903 Pierce, that’s all I have.

OK, I'll send you a Personal Message with more info.

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I for one would be interested in seeing some pictures of these. I have seen a few very early Holley carburetors. I have heard of Longuemare, but am not familiar with them. I do have an early Holley type carburetor, it came with an early gasoline carriage project I got some years back. It is packed away somewhere, waiting for me to get to working on the project. At this point, I have no way of knowing if the carburetor I have is original to the car or not. I would guess that it isn't. I would like to know just how early it may be so I could at least think it could be correct for the car or not.

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2 hours ago, mercer09 said:

PHOTOS WOULD BE NICE...................

Here you go.  I was just asking opinions on the carb, nothing is for sale right now.  It came with the 1903 Pierce engine, so it's probably best for it to stay with it.

 

 

carb 1.JPG

carb 2.JPG

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thanks David. Agreed it should stay with the engine.

 

photos give those of us a clue who have never seen one.

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Not for sale at this point.  Thanks for all the comments.  dc

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Since I know where there is a chassis for a Pierce engine exactly like that.......the engine won't go for bottom feeder prices. Add the engine to the chassis, and you have a real, correct Brighton project, of an interesting car. Ed

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3 hours ago, edinmass said:

Since I know where there is a chassis for a Pierce engine exactly like that.......the engine won't go for bottom feeder prices. Add the engine to the chassis, and you have a real, correct Brighton project, of an interesting car. Ed

Interesting.

 

It's a little like the Studebaker Avanti R-5, the Andy Granatelli Duo Cento double supercharged speed car.  My best friend up here has the engine, bought from the Granatellis, another person in Pennsylvania has the rest of the car.  Neither want to sell, but together it's the absolute rarest Avanti that exists.....

R5 Studebaker engine.jpg

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DAVID, IF THE PIERCE ENGINE AND CARB WERE MINE, i WOULDNT EVEN CONSIDER 5K FOR THE PAIR.............

 

as Ed said.

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1 hour ago, trimacar said:

Interesting.

 

It's a little like the Studebaker Avanti R-5, the Andy Granatelli Duo Cento double supercharged speed car.  My best friend up here has the engine, bought from the Granatellis, another person in Pennsylvania has the rest of the car.  Neither want to sell, but together it's the absolute rarest Avanti that exists.....

 

That is how good partnerships can be born.

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Yeah I like that carburetor! And the engine too. I would love to hear of it going onto a proper chassis and being restored! I do know a fellow that has one of the earliest Pierce automobiles.  A very original and nearly complete car, with the one cylinder motor mounted on the rear axle. I have seen it. I like it.

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