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03900-M0795EE- Catalogue- VEEDER MFG. CO., Hartford, CT. ca 1905. Odometers. Illustrations showing how they are applied to automobiles. "It’s nice to know how far you’ve gone." Approximately fifty different autos listed from Autocar to Yales- all from 1901, to’ 04, including electric autos and horse drawn vehicles. Odometers were generally optional at this time. Neat item! Very good +. 2-color covers, coated stock pages. 3-1/4" x 5-1/8" x 24pp. $16.00


05401-M1196CEEE- Book- CYCLOPEDIA OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, American Technical Society, Chicago. 1908. This is Vol. VI of an original seven volume set. This large volume covers Gas Producers, Gas And Oil Engines, Automobiles, Elevators, and Sheet Metal Work. Subjects are treated in great detail with many photos and illustrations. The engine and automobile sections are especially of interest. Several large pictures of Wintons, here's an Oldsmobile, a Rambler, a phaeton, some runabouts, a 1906, 100 HP Apperson @ $11,500. (That was a lotta loot in 1906!) Spine and ends have some wear. Someone has stuck a paper identification panel over the lower spine and it's partially worn off. The remainder could probably be removed, but we didn't try it. Light damp stains on a few pgs. Bindings tight. Red Hardback, marbleized edges. 7" x 9-3/4" x 391pp. $65.00


05023-M0696ECKO- Price List- FISK RUBBER CO., Chicopee Pass, MA. Jan 2, 1911. Trade Price List for Fisk Tires, removable rims, accessories. Heavy car type. From 3 x 28 to 5-1/2 x 40. Lots of info but no illustrations. Excellent condition. 3-1/2" x 6-1/4" x 16pp. $12.00


02691-M1094AEEE- Catalogue- CHARLES WILLIAMS STORES, NYC. 1916. Standard Automobile Supplies. All the parts and supplies for these old cars: Tires, pumps, chains, jacks, several types of horns, auto clocks; electric, oil, & gas lights; tools, gas storage system, flashlights (7 shown in large engravings), goggles, touring conveniences, wood spoke wheels. Lots of items for "the Ford Car," trailers, robes, Ford bodies, cameras, men’s & women’s automobile clothing. Yes, you had special clothes for automobiling then! Great art. Catalogue is becoming fragile, edges chipped and cover stained. Small clip from one page. 8-1/4" x 11" x 48pp. $65.00


02148-M1093AHKK- Catalogue- BREWER-TITCHENER CORP., Cort1and, NY, Cat No.2, Jan 1, 1918. Irons for buggies, wagons, and ear1y automobiles: Bow sockets, top joints, bow c1ips, fender irons, gooseneck & prop irons, door hinges, spring 1inks, shaft levers, auxi1lary seats, tail gate irons, hand brake levers, windshield arms, truck goosenecks; curtain fasteners, eyelets, parts; shifting rails, seat irons, stay braces, body hangers & loops and hundreds of other items. Large-sized illustrations in either engraved art or dimensioned engineering drawings. Great addition to any restorers 1ibrary. Coated stock, Hardback. Very good condition and very c1ean. 6-1/2" x 9¼" x 521pp. $148.00


00209-B0990EAEE- Journal- APROPOS, A Monthly Magazine Published By Automobile Club of America. Thanksgiving Number, Dec 1922. Many articles and ads related to autos and travel. Unfortunately it has been damped and is stained and deteriorated in upper portion of magazine throughout. Still many old auto pictures and ads, however. 9" x 12" x 52pp. $8.00


06498-M0799CRKE- Catalogue- MOTOR WHEEL CORP., Lansing, Michigan. 1923. "Wood Wheels For Passenger Car, Wood Wheels For Trucks, Tuarc Steel Wheels, Pressed Metal Products, Vehicle Woodstock." Remarkable piece of automobile history! "The main plants of the Motor Wheel Corp are the Prudden Wheel, Auto Wheel, and Gier Pressed Wheel plants in Lansing, and the Weis & Lesh plant in Memphis, in addition to extensive establishments at Monroe, Louisiana, and Jackson, Tennessee." They had a capacity of "an easy" 4,000 sets of (wooden) passenger car and truck wheels, 2,000 sets of hubs, and 30,000 sets of rims or steel felloes daily. The Auto Wheel plant "is used for assembly of Tuarc steel wheels with a capacity of 1,000 sets an 2,000 complete hub sets." Many more production figures are given for wood spokes and stampings, etc. Bird's eye views of plants, many illustrations of different type wheels and parts. Stiff orange wraps with gilt printing, coated stock pages. Excellent condition. 8"x 11"x 21pp. $68.00


04973-M0696CCSK- Catalogue- HINE-WATT MFG CO. Succeeded by REX TIRE AND SUPPLY CO., Chicago. Vol. 25, No.3, 1923. "Wholesale, No War Tax." Summer Challenge Sale. Batteries, tires, tire repairs, Ford tops, seat covers, rear curtains, motor goggles, flower vases (these are the type which mount ed on the side wall inside the car--very elegant!), ash receivers, ignition parts, oil measures, grease guns, oil cans, carburetor parts, radiator ornaments, mocking bird sirens, horns, running board lanterns, other lamps of all kinds, repair parts of all kinds, tools, lots of Ford parts, jacks, wheels, speedster and roadster bodies, much more. Delightfully presented in black and red ink. Last few pgs have minor chips on fold, otherwise very good. 7-3/4" x 10-1/2" x 32pp. $68.00


01452-M1292ECOR- Book Portion- OUTDOOR SPORTS THE YEAR ‘ROUND, Popular Mechanics Press, Chicago, IL. 1924. A portion of a larger book with a homemade cover and includes illustrated articles on “How to Make a Small Electric Automobile”, “Motor-Driven Sleds”, “Building a Four-Passenger Hand Car”, “Building a Wind Wagon” (powered with a motorcycle engine), and other projects for boys to build. Great line art. Excellent condition. 6-1/2” x 9” x 18 pp. $14.00  


05247-M0896CCLR- Catalogue- CHAMPION MFG CO., Lincolnton, NC. ca 1924. "For Dealers Only." Tube patch, radiator compound, graphite penetrating oil, liquid varnish polish, enamel polish ("Makes Old Fords New"), top dressing, Ford-Bethlehem spark plugs. Nice packaging! In black ink w/red highlighted and framed pages. Light soil. 6" x 9" x 12pp. $42.00


06183-M0498CEOK- Letterhead- RICHARD P. COLE, OWNER OF CAMP CAR, "HITHER & THITHER". He has a "Municipal Auto Camp, Los Angeles" return address. Nov 19, 1925. He is writing to inquire about a gasoline additive he wishes to sell as he "tours the country with the camp-car." He says, "If It Aids the Camper or Tourist Trade, I'LL BOOST IT!" His 'Camp-Car' is pictured in large half-tone. It appears to be a Model T with camper body and fold-out sleeping shelf. Delightful! The automobile was a very liberating invention! Imprint of rusty paper clip just touches back of car, pencil notes on letter, otherwise very good. Rare item. 8-1/2"x 11". $68.00


06217-M0598EOKO- Journal- THE STUDEBAKER CO-OPERATOR, Vol. VI, No.10. Oct 1926. Company publication, South Bend, Ind. Full of delightful snapshots of employees at work and play. Two big Studebaker ads. Originally mailed to Library of Congress.  Minor cover crease,  otherwise  excellent condition. 7-3/4" x 10-5/8" x 20pp. $38.00


05435-M1196ESSO- Catalogue- WESTERN AUTO SUPPLY CO., Columbus, OH. 1926. "Ford Owners' Supply Book. Tires and Supplies for all Cars." Well illustrated. Very colorful cover of car and family in suburban driveway. 3/4" chip at spine foot, very small hole in cover & first few pages 5-3/4" x 8-5/8" x 128pp. $69.00


04643-M0196ESCH- Journal- MOTOR AGE, Vol. XLIX, No.25, Jun 24, 1926. Pub every Thursday by Chilton Class Journal Co., Chicago, IL. Wonderful pictures, illustrations, articles, racing results, new products, ads, etc. Also, Prices and Weights of Current Passenger Car Models, starting with Auburn and ending with Willys-Knight, with some 57 brands and hundreds of models in between! Cover specks, library stamp, otherwise very good condition. 8-3/4" x11-1/4" x 90pp. $55.00


04250-M0995EREE-  CHEVROLET MOTOR CO., Division of General Motors Corp, Detroit, MI. Apr. 1, 1927. Third Ed. Instructions For The Operation And Care of Chevrolet Motor Cars, Caption Series AA. Soiled cover. 5-1/4” x 8-1/4” x 76pp. $27.00


04866-M0496CEEE- Book- BUS IDEAS--TO IMPROVE OPERATING METHODS--TO REDUCE MAINTENANCE COSTS, 1928. Originally published in Bus Transportation Magazine. McGraw-Hill Pub Co., NY, NY Contents: Maintenance Methods and Control; Brakes, Tires, Lubrication; Operating Methods--Passenger Convenience; Electrical Ideas--Batteries, Wiring Diagrams; Shop Methods; Bus Questions/Answers. Lots of great pictures of these old buses and all phases of maintenance and operations. Hardback, indexed. Light wear. 6-1/4" x 9-1/2" x 160pp. $74.00


04662-M0395ECOA-   Catalogue-   FIRESTONE SERVICE STORES, Nashville, TN. Dealer Cooperative Catalog. 1931. Tires, tire and tube repair supplies, batteries. Double page spread of their plants around the country.  Nice graphics. Near mint, in original large mailer envelope. 6" x 9" x 18pp. $20.00


05942-M1097ECEO- Flier- THE SANDERS CO., 114 University Ave, Rochester, NY. ca late '20s or early '1930s. Illustrated with man supporting a radiator, which they repaired in addition to their complete auto service. Wrinkled, stained and dusted. 61/4"x 3-1/2". $8.00


04860-M0496ACRA- Report- NATIONAL USED CAR MARKET REPORT, INC., Chicago. BLUE BOOK of used car values for Mar-Apr 1933. Executives Edition. "Fearless, Unbiased, Complete, Original, National, Energetic, Authoritative, Practical, Dependable." It's not blue, however. But it has all the old car prices-- from Auburn to Willis and hundreds in between. How about some of these? Diana Eight, Erskine Six, Kissel, Graham-Paige, Gardner (he made buggies originally), Rockne Six, Roamer, Stutz, Sterling, Moon, Nash, Elcar, many more. A Deluxe Eight Hudson Sedan had a cash value of $500 in NE U. S. Self covered, small library marks. Very good condition. 8-1/4" x 10-3/4" x 192pp. $74.00


01206-M0592ERLS- Flyer- ROWE MANUFACTURING CO, Galesburg, IL. 1933. Nicely illustrated  flyer of different designs of white picket fence. Half-tones of filling station, roadside refreshment stand, houses with installed fencing. Automobiles in some pictures. 14” x 11” folded into a little booklet. Good condition. $18.00


01524-M0293EEHE-  Booklet-  FORD FOUNDATION AND THE STATES OF HAWAII, INDIANA, & WEST VIRGINIA. A report of grants to organizations, and individuals from 1936 to Sept 30, 1959, 1960. Not illustrated.  Excellent condition, still in mailing envelope. 6-1/2” x 5” x 47pp. $7.00


06417-M0399EUCS- Catalogue- WESTERN TIRE AUTO STORES, Corner Van Buren & Main Sts. Freeport, Ill. 1937. Their 40 stores listed, picture of founder and some store fronts. Complete selection of auto supplies and accessories, tires, tools, sporting goods, bicycles and supplies, radios. Color covers, newsprint pages. Heavily illustrated. Small edge gap in back cover and one page, some foxing, otherwise very good condition. 7-3/4"x 10-1/2"x 66pp. $32.00


05337-M1096EKUC- Catalogue- McLARENS AUTO ACCESSORIES, stores in Mahanoy City, Shenandoah, Frackville, Ashland-- all in Pennsylvania. Someone has inscribed 1938 on front and that does seem to be about right, judging from illustrations of some autos. Heavily illustrated in newspaper style graphics. Logo is Scotsman in kilt. Self- covered. Very good condition. 8" x 10-1/2" x 32pp. $18.00


The Knoxville News-Sentinel of June 9, 2002 carried a most fascinating article in the Travel section entitled "Life in an RV". A 1937 Hunt HouseCar , a 19 foot aerodynamic motor home and a 1921 Lamsteed KampKar built by Anheuser-Bush are pictured. Mankind has always enjoyed the freedom of travel and the relative luxury of taking our belongings with us. Motor and travel homes have developed because of this. We’ll include a copy of this article with either #06902 or #06903. 

06902-M0502CCEE- Sales Brochure- SILVER DOME, INC., Detroit, Mich. 1937. Delightful and large piece with numerous pictures of this "travel coach" (the larger ones were called "mobile homes"). Offered here are four models from around 16 ft. to a little over 20 ft. in length. They had a bath tub under the bed and a small wood heater and just about all the conveniences one could need on a trip. These little coaches were quite liberating. Heavily illustrated with b/w half-tones, floor plans. Scarce. Coated stock paper. Corner crease. 9"x 11-1/2"x 6pp folds out to 11-1/2"x 26-1/2". $66.00

06903-M0600EKKE- Magazine Advertisement- INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER CO., Chicago, Ill. 1940. Colorful, full page ad from a magazine of the International Truck called the "Jungle Yacht". It was prepared for Attilio Gatti for his African explorations. Gatti was an Italian author who spent much of his time in central Africa. This yacht appears to be a sort of fifth-wheel type rig. The truck was about a ton or ton and half. According to the ad, the trailer was a 40’ stainless steel unit with living room, observation/dining car with library, desk, and bar. Unit had indirect lighting, telephone, two-way radio and "....also two perfectly appointed bedrooms and an all-electric kitchen". Impressive rig and equally impressive piece showing it off with glowing testimonials from Gatti. Suitable for framing and display. Almost like new condition. 10-3/8"x 14". $27.00


03713-M0495EOSL- Catalogue- McLARENS AUTO ACCESSORIES, No state given, but several cities in east central PA are listed (Mahanoy City, Frackville, Shenandoah, Ashland), 1938 inscribed on front. Self-covered, self-mailer (unused) store catalogue. Heavily illustrated in newspaper-type ad mats. Excellent condition. 7-3/4" x 10-1/2" x 32 pp. $18.00


07403-M0810EUAA- Journal- MOTOR, The Automotive Business Magazine, New York, NY. Vol. LXXV, No. 1, January, 1941. Cover painted by Robert Robinson, a well known illustrator of the time. These wartime journals reveal the real world like few other materials. Articles include: 1941 Will Be Biggest Year; After-Market Sees Big Year Ahead; Army On Wheels; Automotive Business Gets 19.9% Of Consumer Dollar; Let’s Bring Fight With Railroad Lobby Into the Open (the rails were trying to get legislation passed to prohibit trucks from hauling a car over the cab or head of the driver. They had already been successful in getting this legislation passed in West Virginia and Pennsylvania); Huge Defense Orders Go To Automotive Companies; much more. Cover is a delight but someone has put glasses and a mustache on the soldier. Some edge wear and soiling. Generally in good shape otherwise and well illustrated. 8-1/2”x 11-1/4”x 136pp. $48.00 Pictures


05410-M1196CLLK- Catalogue- HARRISON WHOLESALE CO., Chicago. No. 827, May, 1941. Automotive Catalog--Confidential For Dealers Only. "If You Serve The Motoring Public You NEED This Catalog." Heavily illustrated. Excellent condition. 6" x 9" x 160pp. $68.00


07404-M0810EUAA- Journal- MOTOR, The Automotive Business Magazine, New York, NY. Vol. LXXXII, No. 3, September  1944. Cover painted by Robert Robinson, a well known illustrator of the time. These wartime journals reveal the real world like few other materials. Articles include: When the Army Turns Shop Operator; Airports Will Be Hubs; Shop Jobs Urged For Returning Veterans; Much Merger Talk (by Editor James Dalton. Much fascinating information on the independent automobile manufacturers, Studebaker, Nash, Hudson, Packard, Willys-Overland, and Graham-Paige. Charts show 1939 to 1941 retail sales, working capital, net worth, and book value of common stock much more). Interesting piece of our history. Well illustrated. Minor wear. 8-1/2”x 11-1/4”x 156pp. $58.00  Pictures


07405-M0810EUAA- Journal- MOTOR, The Automotive Business Magazine, New York, NY. Vol. LXXXII, No. 4, October 1944. Cover painted by Robert Robinson, a well known illustrator of the time. These wartime journals reveal the real world like few other materials. Lead articles are printed on front cover: Automotive Business When the War Ends; Are We Going to Have Lower Priced Cars?; Buildings for the New Competition; 28-1/2 Million Vehicles Still Running; much more. Some spine wear, otherwise excellent condition. 8-1/2”x 11-1/4”x 218pp. $58.00  Pictures


01661-M0593CCC- Booklet- VENDO CO., Kansas City, nd, ca early 1940s. Spiral bound booklet- "The Miracle of Silent Sound Enters Your Daily Life". Pictorial presentation of an early high frequency sound wave garage door opener - "The Vendo Autosonic". Lots of pictures and illustrations of autos of the era. Sharp vertical fold is rubbed on cover, otherwise good. 8-1/2" x 11" x 24pp. $18.00


06218-M0598EOKO- Tabloid- THE STUDEBAKER NEWS, Overseas Edition. Vol.1, No.4, Fall-Winter, 1946. South Bend, Indiana, U.S.A. Company news, plants, lots of vehicle and people pictures in Europe, South America, Mexico, Hong Kong, Manila, Hindustan, Saudi Arabia. Heavy semi-coated stk. Very good condition.  11"x 151/2"x 20pp. $38.00


04429-M1195ECEE- Journal/Catalogue- NORICK BROS, THE MOTOR DEALER AND ACCOUNTANT, Oklahoma City, OK. Fall 1949. they published and supplied all the paper goods, forms, etc. required by auto dealers. News briefs, pictures of dealer organizations, etc. Many ads and listings from Norick Bros, ads for Burroughs office machines. Coated stock. Very good condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 12pp. $18.00


01854-M0693EEOC- Booklet- YOU OWN THE AMERICAN ROAD, Ford Motor Co, Dearborn, MI, 1952. Inserted letter to a Lions Club president. Many green wash half-tones of cars and traffic. Encourages local action to push for better roads, safe driving, etc. Picture of a young Henry Ford, Jr. Color covers, coated stock. Very good condition. 5-1/4” x 7-1/2” x 16pp. $12.00


01777-M0693EEOC- Journal- DODGE NEWS, Detroit, MI, 1956. Center page spread of Dodge Custom Royal Lancer V-8 2-Door in red, black & white. It’s a beauty--big fins and all! Color cover of Lawrence Welk and Alice Lon. Feature article on Welk and his band with all of them pictured (they look so young!) Picture article is Driving the New Dream Roads. There were only 3,200 miles of super highways then. Some cover wear. 8-1/2" x 11" x 16pp. $12.00


00140-B0990ELKE- VOLKSWAGEN STATION WAGON SALES BOOKLET. No date, but possibly early 1970’s. Colorful. Very good condition. 10-3/4” x 8-1/4” x 16pp. $18.00  


04401-M1195EE- Catalogue- GENERAL MOTORS CORP., PONTIAC MOTOR DIV., Pontiac, MI. Pontiacs for  the 1970s. Large and colorful sales book with nice interior & exterior pictures of all the models for 1970. Heavy stock. Very good. 9-1/4” x 12-1/4” x 52pp. $32.00


05845-M0497ECCU- Catalogue- J. C. WHITNEY & CO., Chicago, IL. Cat No.298, 1972. "The World's Largest and Most Complete Line of Automotive Parts and Accessories For All Makes, Years, and Models...For All Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and Dune Buggies... American and Imported." Very good condition. 9" x 11" x 162pp. $28.00


04052-M0895EE- Catalogue- SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Antioch, CA. 1973. Parts For Automobiles and Trucks. Light vertical fold. 8-1/4" x 11" x 114pp. $18.00


03744-M0595EE- Catalogue- J. C. WHITNEY & CO., Chicago, IL. Cat No. 312A, 1973. "World’s Most Complete Line of Automotive Parts and Accessories." Colorful stiff covers. Very good condition. 9" x 11" x 162pp. $22.00


00945-M0891ECEE- Book- THE SUPER CATALOGUE OF CAR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES. Workman Pub1ishing Co, NY, 1974. Not rea11y a cata1ogue from which one might order, rather a vo1uminous col1ection in one book of all the companies that provide the items. Fourteen photo essays with many nice half-tones of antique, collectible and odd vehicles in addition to the many listings of accessories and parts. Excellent condition. 8-1/2" x 1l" x 350pp. Hardback. $15.00


00067-B0990ELKE- Catalogue- NAPA AUTO PARTS,  NAPA  GOLDEN  AWARDS Premium catalogue serviced by Top Value Enterprises. Dayton, OH. 1975.  General merchandise premiums. Golden water color cover. Bottle ring on front, slightly scuffed back cover, otherwise very good. 10" x 8-1/4" x 130pp.  $30.00


01237-M0792EE- Catalogue- WARSHAWSKY & CO., Chicago, IL, 1978. The most complete line of everything automotive. Parts and accessories for all makes and models of cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, American and imported. Very complete section on parts for old Fords. Doodling on front cover, otherwise very good. 9" x 11" x 162 pp. Stiff covers. $12.00


07000-M89EEE- Brochure- EXPLORER VAN, Div of Bordor Corp., Warsaw , IN. 1989. Colorful gate fold piece on heavy coated stock paper. Many colorful pictures of exterior and interior of this full size luxury conversion van. All these appear to be on a GMC shell. All standard and optional features listed. Nice piece! Some light wear to one fold, otherwise very good condition. 8-1/2"x 11" unfolds to six pages in a three sheet brochure of 11"x 25-1/4".  $14.00


07001-M89EEE- Brochure- EXPLORER VAN, Div of Bordor Corp., Warsaw , IN. 1989. Colorful piece on heavy coated stock paper. Many colorful pictures of exterior and interior of this luxury conversion mini van. All these appear to be on a GMC shell. All standard and optional features listed. Nice piece! Very good condition. 8-1/2"x 11"x 4pp. $14.00


07002-M89EEE- Brochure- MARK III INDUSTRIES, Ocala, FL. 1990. Colorful piece with interior and exterior pictures of full size luxury conversion van. One picture of a mini. All appear to be Chevy. Aerial photo of plant. Excellent condition. 8-1/2"x 11"x 4pp. $12.00


07003-M89EEE- Brochure- VANCRAFT CORP., Marietta, GA. 1990. Colorful piece with interior and exterior pictures of full size luxury conversion van. All appear to be Chevy. All standard and optional features listed. Excellent condition. 8-1/2"x 11"x 4pp. $12.00


07342-M0808EEEE- Broadside- RED RIVER AUTOPLEX, Denison, TX. August 2008. “PUBLIC NOTICE, Total Disposal Sale. $8 Million of Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUVs, Over 500 Vehicles With 0 Down Pay Only $99/Month!” Two large pictures, one of Honda 2-door sedan and one of Chevy pickup. Very large and bold typography. Reverse has extensive listings of all the vehicles to be sold. All b/w on heavy paper, folded twice. Great display piece. 22” x 24”. $14.00


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