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H.A. Moyer dropped out of school at the end of the third grade - it was a “ mutual decision “ between him and his Father.

 

Eventually he would own a carriage factory that employed up to 600 workers and a fledging car company next to the carriage factory in Syracuse, NY.

 

I have been informed by a good friend of the discovery of a 1911 Moyer Roadster.

 

Pictures are forthcoming - my research is ongoing - the car might possibly be for sale.

 

 

Jim

 

 

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Probably the same company and one of the few dealers/distributors of that make of car. One of my friends in the Franklin Club ( he is now deceased this was 45+ years ago) owned a Moyer roadster that was a pretty slick looking and well made car. He and I went into Syracuse and looked to find the building that the car was built in and at the time it was still there , not changed , down to the wood framed windows.

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20 hours ago, George Albright said:

I’m interested in the Moyer. Please contact me if it becomes available.  I collect Brennan engine of Syracuse motors and stuff. Thanks George Albright Ocala Florida cell weekdays 352 843 1624.  Email gnalbright@gmail.com 

Kirk Stevenson @ Vintage Rod Shop has a spectacular all original 1913 for sale right now on his website. Beautiful car- he figures it's one of 6 Moyer's left.

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30 minutes ago, Walt G said:

Probably the same company and one of the few dealers/distributors of that make of car. One of my friends in the Franklin Club ( he is now deceased this was 45+ years ago) owned a Moyer roadster that was a pretty slick looking and well made car. He and I went into Syracuse and looked to find the building that the car was built in and at the time it was still there , not changed , down to the wood framed windows.

If this is the Moyer plant with the Victorian Home built on the roof there are have been plans in the works to turn it into luxury condos. The article I read explained that the house on the roof was a marketing ploy handed down from their carriage building days wherein they would  hoist a carriage onto the roof of the house on the roof of the building to garner attention. Pretty odd.      

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The transmission cross members were marked with the car serial number.

 

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The radiator badge.

 

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I am not sure how many of the components of the cars were manufactured in house.

 

1911 was the first advertised model year.

 

Here is a clergyman in a later Moyer.

 

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Jim

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14 minutes ago, md murray said:

If this is the Moyer plant with the Victorian Home built on the roof there are have been plans in the works to turn it into luxury condos. The article I read explained that the house on the roof was a marketing ploy handed down from their carriage building days wherein they would  hoist a carriage onto the roof of the house on the roof of the building to garner attention. Pretty odd.      


Folklore has it that Mr. Moyer struck a deal

with the woman that he bought the land from for the factory that he would always 

have a model which approximated her home on the property - the scaled down model housed a 20 HP steam elevator 

engine and/or associated controls.

 

 

Jim

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