Show a pre-war mystery

If you have a photo of a mystery car or motorcycle you are most welcome to share it.

Show a pre-war mystery 

choosing a sportscar

Sunday, 02 April 2017

Dear Sir,

Just wondering (and thinking about a purchase), which of these sportscars would be the quickest and, more controversially, the best: mg f/l/k/n and wolseley hornet / lagonda rapier / salmson grand sport / frazer nash / amilcar cgss / riley 6-cylinders?

Interested in all the opinions on the matter.

Thank you!



American mystery car

Thursday, 30 March 2017

American mysteryWho can help identifying the car?

8 Zylinder Engine ?

Sunday, 26 March 2017

8 Zylinder Engine ?Who ca tell me who made thiese 8 Zylinder Engine. It seems for me OHV
European .


Douglas engine

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Douglas engine

Probably from a WW1 generating set but is it based on the pre-war cycle car engine?

Bore and stroke dimensions suggest so at 88 x 88mm, though other have said it could be derived from a Williamson motorcycle unit.

I look forward to some learned opinion.



Pre-war Auto Accessory - brooms?

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Pre-war Auto Accessory - brooms?A colleague of mine is cleaning out the basement of his home, which contains generations of items belonging to his family. During the cleaning, he found these two small brooms. His father told him they were common accessories used to sweep the floor out of your automobile. He stated that the brown broom with the snap cover was kept by his farther in the family Buick during the 1930's. Note, my colleagues grandfather moved to the U.S. from Germany many years before the war. These were his brooms.

I've never heard of, nor have I seen these little brooms as being automotive specific accessories.   I suppose it makes sense that you would need to sweep out the car every now and again, just as we today vacuum the floor of the car.   And with most cars having flat floors, sweeping the dirt out of the car would be pretty easy.  

Can anyone tell me anything about these?  Do you recall older family members using such brooms?  

Notice that the  red handle unzips, to reveal a soft cloth rolled up inside.  The word "Eri" is written on the cloth.  Does anyone know what that is?  


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