At least that is what the sign looks like it says.
Wasn't Shawmut an automobile brand?
I thought it was in the trans-continental race.
Yes they actually won and i think i have read Shawmut was a indian tribe? Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Those don't look like Indians!
Shawmut was also a railroad that ran between Buffalo NY and Pittsburgh PA.
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Shawmut is the Indian word for the area around Boston.
I remember the Shawmut Bank branch in my home town and the main one in Boston.
They had an Indian on their buildings and paperwork!
I believe Shawmut was one of the tire suppliers to Cushman Motor Works for their motor scooter tires.
I know for sure that they were a producer of 4.00x8 wheelbarrow tires. This was the same size tire used on the 30 and 50 series scooters.
The first thing that comes to mind is the running board box on the Thomas Flyer. It has the Shawmut name on it. The car was shipped on the steamer S.S. Shawmut to Japan and a box from that ship was supposedly added. There was a Shawmut Motor Co., Stoneham, Ma. 1905-1909.
This patent was assigned to the Shawmut tire company: https://patents.google.com/patent/US995961A/en
Also "An inner-tube assembly that includes an inner-tube and a valve assembly. ... 1910-05-21: 1911-06-20: Shawmut Tire Company"
So the running board box on the Thomas Flyer would have Shawmut inner tubes and valve stems etc in it?
As per period records, the official tires for The Flyer were Diamond Tires and tubes. I'm sure any tire that could be had that fit was used, Shawmut Tires possible among them. As for the box on the running board, the ship (Shawmut) and the tire brand were unrelated, so I imagine the box was used for anything that needed stowing during the Asia/Russia/Europe part of the adventure.