George Albright

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

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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.

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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.

 

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

 

Best regards,

 

Terry 

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Terry , well isn't that a dandy??? Syracuse NY is only 100 miles from my home and Ive never ran into a Brennan  motor to buy.  great picture !

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

Al

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6 hours ago, alsfarms said:

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

Al

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)

 

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Terry, Those are some nice pictures.  The bottom picture shows quite a train!

Al

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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

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I have several drawings of chassis in 1903-05 Brennen  brochures.  send me a request for them to gnalbright@gmail.com and I will forward them to you. Thanks George 

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