First antique electric car I have had the honor of hauling.
1917 Milburn Light Electric Car brought up from Ocala, FL to Kim & Jerry in Richmond, IN.
Dropped off this morning in a light rain ....
Beautiful car !
Thanks to Kim - Jerry - Cosmo ...
That is a very beautiful car. The only item I would be concerned with is the 100 yellow extension cord to operate it.
Jerry's Tow Rope in the picture ...
50 mile range with a cruising speed of about 20 m.p.h. or so I am told ....
I like it !
Cool car never seen one before. Tim
Don't know what I'm doing wrong, this is my third attempt to post to this. Here goes again.
The first car I restored was a Milburn Light Electric. Never got the brakes to work very well, pushed the service brake and the park brake if much of a hill. They steer with a tiller. Reportedly the Secret Service used many of them. A football coach - "Bear" Bryant I believe used one in his later years to go back & forth along the side lines. (guess golf carts hadn't been invented yet) Also there is one we saw on the Canada tour at the "under ground" display. It was at the end, not under ground. Last I knew of mine a banker in KS had it. It was maroon with black fenders and WW tires. Yours is a beautiful example of a very unique car.
Forgot to mention. You set in the "back" seat to drive it. There are two "jump" seats that pull out of the dash. Neat, Neat car. Wish I still had mine.
Simply lovely. Eat your heart out, Chevy Volt !
Early electric cars are so neat. While I don't think I could afford an original, it would be fun to build a replica with T axles and wheels sometime.
I have a 1920 Detroit electric. I have the optional Edison patent iron nickle alkaline batteries. It is a bit less tall than the one pictured.
I had to get the glass remade and found a local Calgary business that made me laminated safety glass. The side windows are not only curved, but also twisted!!
Congratulations to Jerry and Kim on getting this really nice car! I can't wait to see it - it looks very nice. BTW, does it fit in your trailer? Just wondering...
Les, seems I was born with the same itch... Model T, Stanley Steamer, Baker electric, Model A speedster and I have an itch for the early high wheel cars... Alas I only have the Model T. But I will be building a Locomobile from Steam Traction World kit... And the Model A speedster, I am so close I can taste it.
Did you ever sell the Stanley?
If you don't ming me asking... what other interesting cars do you have?
I thought that Jim just purchased a green truck!