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Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America

Accession 1979.262

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2013.,

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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America
Dates: 1877-1979
Accession Number: 1979.262
Creator: Austin, Robert K.
Extent: 4 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: This collection consists of a picture reference file of American automobiles built between 1877 and 1979. Most pictures are illustrations clipped from magazines and other publications, but there are also some postcards, photographs, and ephemera items.
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Scope and Content

This collection consists of a picture reference file of American automobiles built between 1877 and 1979. Most pictures are illustrations clipped from magazines and other publications, but there are also some postcards, photographs, and ephemera items. More than 300 American auto-makers are represented, with particularly good coverage of early automobiles manufactured in the first decades of the twentieth century. Collection is arranged alphabetically by auto-maker; most files contain only one or two images of a single car model, though the files of larger firms such as Ford and Pontiac contain dozens of images of many different vehicle models. Some files contain brief company histories, presumably researched and written by Robert K. Austin.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

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1 Abbott, Detroit, Cleveland, Michigan, Ohio, 1911
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1 Acme, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1909
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1 Adams-Farwell, Dubuque, Iowa, 1906
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1 Adler, 1905
Box
1 Ahrens-Fox, Cincinnati, Ohio
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1 Alco, Providence, Rhode Island, 1910-1912
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1 Allen, Fostoria, Ohio, 1917
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1 Allstate, Willow Run, Michigan, 1952
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1 Alter, Grand Haven, Michigan, 1915
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1 American, 1911
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1 American Underslung, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1913
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1 Amplex, Mishiwaka, Indiana, 1911
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1 Anderson, Rockville, South Carolina, 1919
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1 Apperson, Kokomo, Indiana, 1905, 1914, 1916
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1 Argo Electric, Saginaw, Michigan, 1913
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1 Ariel, [New England], 1905
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1 Armleder, 1919
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1 Auburn, Auburn, Indiana, 1912-1969
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1 Autobug, Norwalk, Ohio, 1909
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1 Austin, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1916, 1930-1934
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1 Autocar, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1903-1910
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1 Autotri, Connersville, Indiana, 1898
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1 Babcock Electric, Buffalo, New York, 1910
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1 Badger, Wisconsin, 1910-1912
Box
1 Bailey, Amesbury, Massachusetts, 1913
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1 Baker Electric, Cleveland, Ohio, 1905-1918
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1 Barnes Tricar
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1 Beggs, Kansas City, Missouri
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1 Bell, York, Pennsylvania, 1920-1921
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1 Benham, Detroit,, 1914
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1 Bergdoll, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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1 Biddle, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1918-1919
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1 Breeze, Carthage, Ohio, 1903
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1 Bour-Davis, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1919
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1 Brewster, New York, New York, 1920, 1925
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1 Bricklin, 1975
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1 Briggs & Stratton (Superior), Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 Briscoe, Jackson, Michigan, 1914, 1921
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1 Brush, Detroit, Michigan, 1907-1909
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1 Buckmobile, Utica, New York, 1904
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1 Buick, 1902-1942
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1 Buick, 1945-1965
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2 Buick, 1966-1974
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2 Buick, 1975-1978
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2 Cadillac, 1902-1942
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2 Cadillac, 1946-1970
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2 Cadillac, 1974-1978
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2 California, Los Angeles, California, 1898
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2 Cameron, Rhode Island, Connicticut
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2 Cardon, Chicago, Illinois, 1903-1905
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2 Cardway, New York, New York, 1922
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2 Carter-car, Pontiac, Michigan, 1909, 1914
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2 Case, Racine, Wisconsin, 1911, 1918
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2 Chadwick, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 1909
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2 Chalmers, Detroit, Michigan, 1909-1914, 1922
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2 Champion, Chicago, Illinois, 1921
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2 Chandler, Cleveland, Ohio, 1915-1924
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2 Chase, Syracuse, New York
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2 Checker, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1921, 1961-1966
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2 Chevette, 1974-1978
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2 Chevrolet, 1911-1942
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3 Chevrolet, 1943-1965
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3 Chevrolet, 1966-1969
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3 Chevrolet, 1970-1974
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3 Chevrolet, 1975-1978
Box
3 Chevrolet, 1979
Box
3 Chrysler, Detroit, Michigan, 1924-1976
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3 Christie (folder empty), New York, Hoboken, New York, New Jersey
Box
3 Chrysler-Plymouth, Detroit, Michigan, 1929
Box
3 Church-Field, Sibley, Michigan, 1913
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3 Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohion, 1921, 1926
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3 Coey, Chicago, Illinois, 1911
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3 Cole, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1912, 1920-1921
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3 Columbia, Connecticut, Michigan, 1901-1919
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3 Columbus, Columbus, Ohio, 1908
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3 Compound, Middletown, Connecticut, 1906
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3 Corbin, New Britain, Connecticut
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3 Cord, Auburn, Indiana, 1930-1937, 1960-1974
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3 Crane-Simplex, New Brunswick, Long Island City, New Jersey, New York, 1915-1920
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3 Crestmobile, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1904
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3 Crosley, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1940-1947
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3 Crow-Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, 1917
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3 Cunningham, Rochester, New York, 1922-1931
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3 Custer Car, Dayton, Ohio, 1892
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3 Cutting, Jackson, Michigan, 1910, 1913
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3 Dagmar, Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 Daniels, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1920, 1922
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3 Davis, Van Nuys, California, 1949
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3 Deering, Chicago, Illinois, 1918
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3 DeSoto, Detroit, Michigan, 1932-1945
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3 Detroit, 1907
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3 Detroit Electric, 1910-1913
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3 DeVaux, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1931
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3 Doble, Detroit, Emeryville, Michigan, California, 1918-1925
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3 Dodge, Detroit, Michigan, 1914-1976
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3 Dolson, Charlotte, Michigan, 1905
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3 Dorris, St. Louis, Missouri, 1905, 1918
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3 Duesenberg, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1920-1936, 1965, 1980
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3 DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware, 1920
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3 Duryea, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1895-1901, 1959
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4 Dunn, Ogdensburg, New York, 1916
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4 Durant, 1923
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4 Edsel, Detroit, Michigan, 1957-1960
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4 Elcar, Elkhart, Indiana, 1920
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4 Eldredge, Belvidere, Illinois, 1904
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4 Electric Hansom Cab
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4 Elmore, Clyde, Ohio, 1905-1911
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4 Empire, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1918
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4 Enger, Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 Erskine, South Bend, Indiana, 1927-1929
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4 Essex, Detroit, Michigan, 1921
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4 Everitt, Detroit, Michigan, 1910
Box
4 Falcon-Knight, Detroit, Michigan, 1928
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4 Flint, 1925
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4 Ford, 1896-1930
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4 Ford, 1931-1978
Box
4 Ford (empty), 1979
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4 Fox, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1921
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4 Franklin, Syracuse, New York, 1904-1933
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4 Frazer, Willow Run, Michigan, 1948
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4 Friedman, Chicago, Illinois, 1901
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4 Frontenac, Newburgh, New York
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4 Frontmobile, Grenloch/Camden, New Jersey, 1918
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4 Gardner, St. Louis, Missouri, 1929
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4 Gardner-Serpollet, 1902
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4 Garford, Elyria, Ohio, 1912
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4 General Cab, 1933
Box
4 General Electric (empty)
Box
4 Glidden
Box
4 Glide, Peoria, Illinois
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4 Graham, Evansville, Indiana, 1920, 1932-1939
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4 Graham-Paige, Detroit, Michigan, 1928
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4 Grant, Findlay, Ohio, 1914, 1918
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4 Great Western, Peru, Indiana, 1912
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4 Gremlin, 1970, 1978
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4 Grinnell, Detroit, Michigan, 1912
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4 Hackett, Jackson, Michigan, 1917
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4 H.A.L, Cleveland, Ohio, 1916
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4 Harroun, Wayne, Michigan, 1918
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4 Harvard, Troy, New York
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4 Haynes, Kokomo, Indiana, 1907, 1919
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4 Haynes-Apperson, Kokomo, Indiana, 1901, 1907
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4 H.C.S., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1923
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4 Heine-Velox, San Francisco, California, 1921
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4 Henry J., Willow Run, Michigan, 1951
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4 Herff-Brooks, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915
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4 Herresford, 1911
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4 Hollier, Chelsea, Jackson, Michigan, 1916
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4 Holsman, Chicago, Illinois, 1902-1909
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4 Homer Laughlin, Los Angeles, California, 1917
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4 Hudson, Detroit, Michigan, 1909-1949
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4 Hupmobile, Detroit, Cleveland, Michigan, Ohio, 1907-1921
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4 Imp, Auburn, Indiana, 1915
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4 Imperial, Detroit, Michigan, 1926, 1958-1962
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4 Inter-State, Muncie, Indiana, 1912
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5 International Harvester, Chicago, Illinois, 1905-1907, 1915, 1964-1967
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5 Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, 1905, 1916
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5 Jaxon Steamer, Jackson, Michigan, 1903
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5 Jeannin, St. Louis, Missouri, 1908
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5 Jeffrey, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1914
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5 Jewel, Massillon, Wisconsin, 1905-1906
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5 Jewett, Detroit, Michigan, 1923
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5 Jordan, Cleveland, Ohio, 1926-1927
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5 J.P.C., Detroit, Michigan, 1914
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5 Julian, Syracuse, New York, 1922
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5 Kaiser, Willow Run, Michigan, 1947-1954
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5 Kelsey Motorette, Hartford, Connecticut, 1910
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5 Kenworthy, Boston, Massachusetts, 1920
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5 King, Detroit,, 1915-1919
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5 King Midget, Athens, Ohio, 1964
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5 Kissel, Hartford, Wisconsin, 1912-1928
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5 Knox, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1897-1909
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5 Koehler, Newark, New Jersey, 1914
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5 K.R.I.T., Detroit, Michigan, 1911-1917
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5 Kunz, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1902
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5 Lafayette, Mars Hill, Milwaukee, Maryland, Wisconsin, 1934, 1939
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5 Lambert, Anderson, Indiana, 1908
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5 LaSalle, Detroit, Michigan, 1927-1940
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5 Lescina, Newark, New Jersey, 1916
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5 Lexington, Connersville, Indiana, 1914-1922
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5 Liberty, Detroit, Michigan, 1916
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5 Little, Flint, Michigan, 1912
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5 Little Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, 1914
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5 Locomobile, Westboro, Bridgeport, Massachusetts, Connecticut, 1899-1925
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5 Lincoln, 1921-1965
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5 Lord Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, 1913
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5 Lozier, Plattsburg, Detroit, New York, Michigan, 1909-1913
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5 Maibohm, Sandusky, Ohio
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5 Majestic, New York, New York, 1917
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5 Malden Steamer, Malden, Massachusetts, 1898
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5 Marion, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1911
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5 Marmon, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1905-1931
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5 Marquette, Saginaw, Michigan, 1912
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5 Marquette, Flint, Michigan, 1930
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5 Mass, 1908
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5 Matheson, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1911
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5 Maxwell, New Castle, Tarrytown, Detroit, Indiana, New Jersey, Michigan, 1906-1923
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5 Maytag, Waterloo, Iowa, 1909
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5 Mazda, Japan, 1971
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5 McFarlan, Connersville, Indiana, 1920
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5 Mercury, Detroit, Michigan, 1962
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5 Mercer, Trenton, New Jersey, 1911-1917
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5 Metz, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1912
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5 Middleby, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1909
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5 Milburn Electric, Toledo, Ohio, 1914-1916
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5 Miller, Detroit, Michigan, 1912
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5 Mitchell, Racine, Wisconsin, 1903-1917
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5 Moline, Moline, Illinois, 1911
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5 Moline-Knight, Moline, Illinois, 1915
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5 Monroe, Michigan, 1915
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5 Moon, St. Louis, Missouri, 1912-1924
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5 Nash & Nash Rambler, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1923-1969
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5 National, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1912-1916
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5 Northern, Detroit, Michigan, 1904
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5 Oakland, Pontiac, Michigan, 1907-1929
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5 Oakman Hertel Motor Carriage, 1899
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5 Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, 1911
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5 Olds (Steam Car), 1887
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5 Orient, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1902-1907
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5 Otto, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1910
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5 Overland, Indiana, Ohio, 1907-1918
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5 Owen-Magnetic, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1910, 1919
Box
6 Oldsmobile
Box
6 Oldsmobile
Box
6 Oldsmobile
Box
6 Oldsmobile
Box
6 Packard, Detroit, Michigan, 1907-1958
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6 Paige, Detroit, Michigan, 1912-1927
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6 Paige-Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, 1908
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6 Palmer-Singer, Long Island, New York, 1911
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6 Partin-Palmer, Chicago, Illinois, 1916
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6 Paterson, Flint, Michigan
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6 Pathfinder, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1912
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6 Peerless, Cleveland, Ohio, 1905-1929
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6 Pennington
Box
6 Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1910
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6 Petrel, Wisconsin, 1912
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6 Phelps Tractor, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1901
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6 Pierce-Arrow, Buffalo, New York, 1904-1936
Box
6 Pierce-Racine, Racine, Wisconsin
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6 Pilot, Richmond, Indiana, 1913, 1920
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6 Plymouth, 1929-1977
Box
6 Pontiac, 1926-1960
Box
7 Pontiac, 1961-1969
Box
7 Pontiac, 1970-1978
Box
7 Pope-Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1906-1909
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7 Pope-Waverly, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1904-1907
Box
7 Pope-Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, 1902-1911
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7 Premier, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1906-1910
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7 Pullman, York, Pennsylvania, 1914-1916
Box
7 Pungs-Finch, Detroit, Michigan, 1906
Box
7 Queen, Detroit, Michigan, 1905
Box
7 Rambler, Wisconsin, 1902-1910
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7 Ranger, Houston, Texas, 1920
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7 Rauch-Lang, Cleveland, Ohio, 1910-1917
Box
7 Regal Underslung, Detroit, Michigan, 1911-1915
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7 Reliance, Detroit, Michigan, 1906
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7 Reo, Lansing, Michigan, 1905-1906, 1923-1928
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7 Republic, Hamilton, Ohio, 1912
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7 Revere, Logansport, Ohio, 1918
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7 Rickenbacker, Detroit, Michigan, 1923
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7 Roadmaster, 1915
Box
7 Rollin, Cleveland, Ohio, 1924
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7 Ross, Detroit, Michigan, 1915
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7 Ruler, Aurora, Illinois, 1917
Box
7 Ruxton, 1929-1930
Box
7 Santos-Dumont, Columbus, Ohio, 1903
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7 Saxon, Detroit, Michigan, 1915-1916
Box
7 Sayers, Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 Schacht, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1913
Box
7 Scripps-Booth, Detroit, Michigan, 1913-1921
Box
7 Sears, Chicago, Illinois, 1910-1911
Box
7 Selden Car, Rochester, New York, 1877
Box
7 S.G.V., Reading, Pennsylvania, 1911
Box
7 Sharp Tricar
Box
7 Shelby Cobra, Ioni, Michigan, 1968
Box
7 Sheridan, Muncie, Indiana
Box
7 Simplex, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1909-1912
Box
7 Singer, Mt. Vernon, New York, 1927
Box
7 Snowmobile, 1919
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7 Speedwell, Dayton, Ohio, 1910-1914
Box
7 Spoerer, Baltimore, Maryland, 1912
Box
7 Standard Electric, Jackson, Michigan, 1911
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7 Stanhope, 1915
Box
7 Stanley Steamer, Massachusetts, 1902-1919
Box
7 Stanwood, St. Louis, Missouri, 1920
Box
7 Star, Cleveland, Ohio, 1922-1926
Box
7 Staver Special, Auburn, Illinois, 1911
Box
7 Stearns, Cleveland, Ohio, 1909-1910, 1923
Box
7 Stearns-Knight, Cleveland, Ohio, 1921, 1929
Box
7 Stephens, Illinois, 1917
Box
7 Sterling, Brockton, Massachusetts, 1916
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7 Stewart
Box
8 Stevens-Duryea, Massachusetts, 1903-1915
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8 Stoddard-Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1909-1912
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8 Studebaker, South Bend, Indiana, 1902-1961
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8 Studebaker-Garford, 1904-1907
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8 Sturtevant, Boston, Massachusetts, 1907
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8 Stutz, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1913-1932
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8 Success, St. Louis, Missouri, 1906
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8 Sunset, San Francisco, California, 1904
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8 Swift, California, 1910
Box
8 Templar, Cleveland, Ohio, 1919-1921
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8 Terraplane, Detroit, Michigan, 1936
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8 Thomas, Buffalo, New York, 1903-1912
Box
8 Thomas Tricar
Box
8 Thunderbolt, 1974
Box
8 Tourist, Los Angeles, California
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8 Traveler, Evansville, Indiana, 1909
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8 Tucker, Chicago, Illinois, 1947-1949
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8 Upton, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1905
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8 Valiant, Detroit, Michigan, 1960-1962
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8 Vanderbilt
Box
8 Vanguard, 1973
Box
8 Velie, Moline, Illinois, 1913, 1917
Box
8 Viking, Lansing, Michigan, 1929
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8 Vulcan, Painesville, Ohio, 1913-1914
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8 Wagenhals, Detroit, Michigan, 1910
Box
8 Ward Electric, New York, New York, 1914
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8 Washington, Hyattsville, Maryland, 1911
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8 Wayne, Detroit, Michigan, 1906
Box
8 Welch, Michigan, 1907, 1909
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8 Wescott, Richmond, Indiana, 1913, 1919
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8 Whippet, Toledo, Ohio, 1927-1929
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8 White, Cleveland, Ohio, 1909-1913
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8 White Steamer, Cleveland, Ohio, 1901-1910
Box
8 Williams, Ambler, Pennsylvania, 1971
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8 Willys Overland, Toledo, Ohio, 1928
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8 Willys Sainte Clair, Marysville, Michigan, 1921-1925
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8 Willys Jeep, Toledo, Ohio, 1944-1949, 1961-1963
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8 Willys, Toledo, Ohio
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8 Willys-Knight, Toledo, Ohio, 1915-1929
Box
8 Winton, Cleveland, Ohio, 1894, 1900-1919
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8 Woods Electric, Chicago, Illinois, 1899, 1909-1912
Box
8 Woods Mobilette, Harvey, Illinois, 1911
Box
8 Zimmerman, Auburn, Indiana, 1909-1912
Box
8 Pre-1900 to 1900
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8 1901 to 1910
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9 1911 to 1920
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9 1921 to 1930
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9 1931 to 1940
Box
9 1941 to 1950
Box
9 1951 to 1960
Box
9 1961 to 1970
Box
9 1971 to 1980
Box
9 Humor on wheels (jokes)
Box
9 Pamphlets, ca. 1955-1978
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9 Auto antics (comics)
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9 Black and white snapshots, ca. 1920s-1930s
Box
9 American car tunes, 1911-1947
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9 Correspondence between Robert Austin and sheet music vendors re: America car tunes, 1966-1968
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9 Rosters of American autos
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9 Certificate of title and driver's license Maryland, Pennsylvania, 1922, 1941