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Tom in Exton, PA
01 Feb 2021
09:08:57pm
I had these out to share with my car collector friends, so I will post here as well...
I don't go crazy looking for these, if I see one reasonable or in a big lot I've purchased, I put it in my album...

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In the beginning... gotta love this 1905 effort to continue to sell buggies!

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Indian Motor Cycles are quite coveted! Just ask Mike Wolf from American Pickers. I don't own this one, I got outbid real good.

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From the manufacturer of Ruggles trucks in Canada. Bottom image is three individual ads for the trucks.

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Chandler is a make that hasn't been heard of in a very long time! In 1929 they were bought out by Hupp for their factory capacity to expand production of Huppmobiles. Another make that's been gone forever... every dog has their day!

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Koehler produced trucks for a very short time in Newark, New Jersey.

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Chevy Dealer in California in 1932... imagine using the name Lemmon in selling cars today?

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From Ford's New York office to Canada in 1924

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Nash dealer in New York 1949

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And why not a Pontiac dealer in Trenton New Jersey!

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It doesn't need to be old to make it into my car / truck cover album. Here's a modern Chevy cube van on a plumbers mailing.

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Sally
04 Feb 2021
01:18:08pm
re: Auto Related Covers!

Do you think the spelling Indian "Motocycle" was intentional or a mistake? It is spelled "Motorcycle " in the text so maybe the address was a typo.

Thanks for posting these - interesting bits of history.

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04 Feb 2021
05:28:30pm
re: Auto Related Covers!

good catch, but Motocycle is one of the examples of a changing language. Initially a late 19th century term for horseless conveyance, usually sitting one; later, a word for what we later call motorcycles.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Motocycle

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04 Feb 2021
09:10:11pm

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When we were country school kids we had this machine that started out as an Erskine automobile. when i saw it it had no body..just a steering wheel and two front seats...i do not know who owned it ..it just sat in an apple orchard...but it ran. I could not drive it but my buddy could. Carefree days indeed !

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Tom in Exton, PA
05 Feb 2021
09:41:53pm
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"Do you think the spelling Indian "Motocycle" was intentional or a mistake? It is spelled "Motorcycle " in the text so maybe the address was a typo. "



Good question Sally! "Motocycle" was their trade name..

Indian Motorcycle is an American brand of motorcycles originally produced from 1901 to 1953 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Hendee Manufacturing Company initially produced the motorcycles, but the name was changed to the Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company in 1923.

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Sally
10 Feb 2021
12:37:13pm
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Thanks for the response - it just seemed strange since the word motorcycle was spelled with an "r" on the back of the envelope. Didn't know that they changed their name. Nice cover....wish you would have gotten it!

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