Jump to content

Wntd: 1900-10 Brennen cars engines trans parts etc. Leads appreciated! See photos

Recommended Posts

Looking for 1900-10 Brennen engines and cars, 2 and 4 cylinder water and air cooled  engines, planetary or sliding gear trans,,parts, frames etc.,any condition. Made in Syracuse N.Y. Also letterhead and brochures. Leads appreciated! George Albright,Ocala,Fla.  cell weekdays 10-4 EST 352 843 1624  email  gnalbright@gmail.com  can text or email photos to me.


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello George,


Speaking of Brennan here is an interesting rig using a Brennan engine. This is Alvin Lombards first gasoline powered Log Hauler

developed in 1908-09. The engine is a massive Brennan four cylinder (9"x10"). Note the household steam radiators.

It was featured in "The Horseless Age",  April 7, 1909.




Good luck with your search and please keep us posted on any interesting finds. 


Best regards,



  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, alsfarms said:

Any additional history on what happened to this rig?  What a piece.  I would like to hear it run.....


Lost to history! He did make at least a few more machines using Brennan engines. The bottom two photos show the two machines made for 

H.H. Linn. Linn and his wife had a traveling dog show. For a while he worked for Lombard before developing his own design design - the Linn tractor

made in Morris, New York.


Linn found the early "RV" to be too heavy for the bridges of the day so Lombard developed and patented  the single track design. It was setup

with a belt driven generator so Linn could run lights for his show.


Since I live in Fort Fairfield I always have visions (dreams) of finding the remains of the single track machine depicted in the second photo buried

in some farmers rock pile..... no luck (LOL)











Edited by Terry Harper (see edit history)
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Brennan supplied motors for cars to both large manufacturers and to individuals.  Ads say completed car design drawings were also


available......to go along with motor/gear.    By some miracle would someone have any of those? Thanks Jo Bo

Edited by JO BO (see edit history)
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
  • 2 months later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...