1918 Milburn Electric Model 27 news, pictures, and information
|Light Electric Brougham|
Chassis Num: 458143
|Sold for $46,750 at 2008 RM Auctions.|
By 1910, electric mains had reached a wide portion of the United States population, making electric vehicles more desirable. In 1914, a company was formed in Toledo, Ohio named the Millburn Wagon Company. It was faced with stiff competition from well established electric car makers such as Baker and Detroit, not to mention mounting pressure from many other alternative-fuel sourced vehicles and the low-cost Ford Model T's. What Millburn offered that was unique to the company was a battery pack on rollers, which allowed fresh batteries to be installed quickly. This eliminated the downtime required for re-charging making it much more versatile and useful than the traditional electric cars. Sales reflected, with around 1,000 cars sold in 1915 and increasing to 1500 the following year. Their success was short-lived, and by the early 1920s the era of the electric car was going the way of the dinosaur. Production ceased in 1923 and the factory was sold to General Motors.
Most of the bodystyles produced on the Millburn had the 'phone booth' design. A few roadsters, town cars, and even a delivery van were available.
This 1918 Milburn Electric Model 27 has a Brougham bodystyle. It is a well-preserved example with an older restoration. It has a green body and black top and fenders. The interior is well appointed with plush bolstered cloth upholstery that is in excellent condition considering its age. Steering is by tiller controls on the left side and there are two rear-facing fold-down seats in addition to the seats in the back.
This car has traveled a total of 17,591 miles. Top speed from the 76 volt General Electric DC electric motor was around 19 mph and could travel 60 miles before requiring a re-charge. There are four forward speeds and two reverse. Two-wheel mechanical brakes providing the stopping power for the 105-inch wheelbase car.
This car was brought to the 2008 Automobiles of Amelia presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $35,000 - $45,000. Included in the sale was an authentic Millburn Battery charger. At the conclusion of the auction, the lot had been sold for $46,750 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008
|Light Electric Brougham|
Chassis Num: 26567
|Sold for $41,800 at 2010 RM Auctions.|
This example was part of the O'Quinn collection and formerly owned by Edwin and Alyce Oberhaus. It is a well preserved recipient of an older restoration. The car is painted green with a black top and fenders. There is a 76 volt General Electric DC motor and a controller with four-speeds forward and two reverse. The interior is plush with cloth upholstery and fabric. The driving position is at the rear and there is a tiller control on the left side. The odometer indicates fewer than 18,000 miles.
In 2010, the car was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $30,000 - $50,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $41,800 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010
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