Fred B. Collins’ Impressive Chadwick Model 19: It appears that Fred B. Collins of Bean Town, the owner of this spectacular Chadwick, could afford most anything on wheels in the ‘teens as he was a partner in the successful Collins & Fairbanks Co. He was on the Who’s Who list in the city, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and belonged to the prestigious Boston Yacht Club.
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From the way it is leaning down in the back it would appear that the massive fuel tank must be full. That is one huge 6 banger.
What a beast! It looks like there's an exhaust pipe and a muffler but why would there be with the straight pipes coming out of the hood?
Is there any chance it still exists?
There were butterfly valves in the three stub exhausts in the side of the hood that you could open for high-speed work. When they were closed the exhaust went out through the muffler.
A little over 250 were made in total and four (2 Speed Cars & 2 Touring cars) have survived and all have been restored.
Ah Ha! I watched the videos. It seems that it does have the muffler and can be switched from straight pipe exhaust to muffled exhaust.
I like the gaurds over the chain drive! Bud.
If my memory serves me right, wasn't Chadwick one of the first cars to use a supercharger?
"If my memory serves me right, wasn't Chadwick one of the first cars to use a supercharger?"
Yes how right you are and the photo above shows Willie Haupt, in the Chadwick “Black Bess” racer,
just before the 1908 Vanderbilt race. This car led the race for several laps before both magnetos
failed. It was timed in pre-race preparation at 109 mph!
The bulge in the hood covers the supercharger, which was driven by a flat belt off of the flywheel.