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Columbus_chris
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Need help identifying.

Post by Columbus_chris » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:46 pm

I was left this beautiful Columbus Horseless Carriage I was told it was a 1903. after looking all over the web, I could only find a 1903 Columbus electric. The automobile I have is a twin opposing motor, dual chain drive (every link is a master), tiller steering wheel, on the top of the motor it says "Columbus Buggy Co. Under Bramwell Patents motor K320." Any insight would be greatly appriciated.
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Locomobile
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Re: Need help identifying.

Post by Locomobile » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:12 pm

Thats a rare one. You can dig through what is left of this website to see if you can find anything, it's been left unattended and some of the pics and pages are disappearing.

http://www.earlyamericanautomobiles.com ... biles2.htm

-Ron
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Re: Need help identifying.

Post by Locomobile » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:18 pm

The car that steams is the car of your dreams Locomobile advertising slogan

cudaman
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Re: Need help identifying.

Post by cudaman » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:33 am

Check in the "Standard Catalog of American Cars Volume 1", there is a writeup in there. I can't reproduce it here due to copyright considerations. :)

J&J
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Re: Need help identifying.

Post by J&J » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:34 am

The Dec 21, 1905 issue of Motor Way says: "It is announced that the Bramwell Manufacturing Company has been absorbed by the Columbus Buggy Company, of Columbus O., and that the Bramwell automobile will be made in the latter city, C.C. Bramwell, the designer, having charge of the automobile business of the buggy company." Probably built in 1906?

Bramwell's 1901 book on automobile construction can be read here:
https://archive.org/details/constructionofga00bramrich

Columbus_chris
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Re: Need help identifying.

Post by Columbus_chris » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:10 pm

Thanks for the info, still havent found the vehicle I have, but I'm still going through the links you've posted... I'm thinking it is a 1905 Columbus highwheel which only 3 are known to exist. :shock:
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This 1905 Columbus highwheel has a chasis number k148 and the motor looks identical to mine. On the top of my motor it says motor number k320

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