1910 Brush Model D news, pictures, specifications, and information
Alanson P. Brush had helped Henry Leland design the original Cadillac one-cylinder engine. In 1907 he decided to build a low-cost one-cylinder car marketed under his own name. The Brush was successful for a number of years, owing in large part to it s affordable price. The 1910-1911 model ranged in cost from $350 to $850.Source - Frick Car Museum
The Brush Company would be later absorbed into the United States Motor Company. The U.S. Motors collapsed in 1912 and would bring the end of the Brush automobiles.
The Brush automobiles were built using mainly Michigan hardwoods, with axles and wheels fabricated from hickory, frame and flooring from oak and the seat structure from poplar.
The Model D rode on an 80-inch wheelbase and powered by a single-cylinder engine offering 10 horsepower. The car weighed 950 pounds and cost $485.
A California man purchased this car and it remained in his family for three generations. In 2008, the current owner acquired the car from the original family in a partially assembled condition. The restoration work took two years to complete.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010
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