Bill, Thanks. I thought that looked like a wooden front axle.
He is using his right arm to crank a LH rotation car. Should please some of the guys here.
The coil spring suspension is the big give away.
the brush is a 1908 mod b,wish mine was that far along,haha charley
I couldn't have told the model. Thank you Charley S! Love to see pictures of yours.
Brush- Wooden wheels, wooden frame, wooden axles, wooden run.
mine is also a mod b,wide track.high wheeler. i have a new body built,thanks to homer he let me take one of his bodies home so i could copy it.also let me have the right cyl jug & rad .i have all the right parts but the dash oilier.charley
yes! homer edminston. charley
Brush was the 1st car with full floating axles.
Ah Brush. I helped work on one that was found in a barn back about 1938 in Chico, and was the "Mascot" for the Industrial Arts department for a long time. When they first got it, they tried to crank it clockwise! Gee, no run! I actually drove it from Chico to Paradise on an HCCA 1 & 2 cylinder tour. We had to get out and push on part of the drive, it was just too steep!
Car now sits in the Paradise Museum, the Industrial Arts Department is no longer (I have the last IA degree given by Chico State). One of the guys who got it put in the museum insisted on brass plating the radiator shell---AAAAUGH!!!!
Homer who lived in Nebraska once had a lot of 1 & 2 cylinder REO parts in addition to 1 cylinder Brush parts. He knew the family/farm in Nebraska where our 1910 2 cylinder REO originally came from. Am very happy Homer was able to provide me with the history of our REO. He was once a regular at Chickasha swap meets. When he figured out that I had the REO that he kept track of/tried to buy over the years.....he said "I Stole The Car Out From Under Him". We bought the REO from the late Don Cleveland in 1973 and have enjoyed the car to this very day. Smile!
I miss Homer....
There are a few Brush cars on the New London to New Brighton tour each year. I enjoy seeing them. They have a unique sound. My favorite is actually a kind of high wheeler. It has medium-tall skinny, solid tired wheels. I don't know the model.
Homer also had a lot of early Cadillac parts but the car I always think about was the Moline Dreadnaught that was out in his field. Many years a go I tried to buy it from him but he wouldn't part with it despite repeated attempts. I wonder what eventually happened to it?
After Homer's passing came the "BIG" sale. Dad once restored a Brush and had some extra parts which Homer bought. Homer would part with something if you had something that he wanted....he normally came out with the best deal. Was not easy to deal with. His daughter and son in law also attended Chickasha and the Bakersfield swap meets. Our swap spaces at Bakersfield were near theirs.
One year I was preparing our Ford Model N for New London to New Brighton tour. I was planning to leave the next morning and the N began missing. With exposed valves I could see one wasn't working. I soon found out a tappet had broken. I called Homer, and he said "sure I have one, come on over." In an hour I was headed back home with a can full of NRS tappets. He said "take them all, find one that's close and bring the rest back sometime......."
What a great guy, I miss him.
Homer and his friend at a car show. My wife is in the foreground.
I never met Homer. But, Rob's photo of him in a '06 or '07 Maxwell L Tourabout, proves that he clearly had good taste in cars.