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EMF_.jpgEMF 1912 Tourer150 viewsEveritt Metzger Flanders Company. 1912 Tourer 1 commentsfrank
EMF_30_Coupe_1911.jpgEMF 30 Coupe 1911125 viewsfrank
EMF_30_NPPB_1_B.jpgEMF 3088 viewsSidefrank
emf_emblem.gifEMF logo92 viewsfrank
Empire_.jpgEmpire 191390 views
Empire_1912.jpgEmpire 1912 Runabout95 viewsfrank
Empire_25.jpgEmpire 1917 Model 70 25 HP103 viewsThe Empire was the first car to try out the new Indianapolis Speedway Track in 1909, the first one off the line. In 1911, Harry Stutz was hired as a consultant engineer for Empire, changing it's specifications from chain to shaft drive. Stutz designed a unique transaxle for the Empire that set it apart form other cars of the era. Empire was later sold to a group of Indianapolis businessmen, but it never really survived after WW1. The building they were built in still stands to this day on the near west side of Indianapolis. Very few Empires exist today, as they were produced in limited numbers in the first place.

The healthy 6 cyl., 25 HP, Continental engine'. This particular model has unique coach work with a sweeping arch over the top of the front seats, center aisle pass-thru with integral jump seats that fit snugly in the back of the front seats.

Empire_CA_1_A.jpgEmpire 25 1912-13 4cyl97 viewsDescription: EMPIRE 25 threaded hubcap. The Empire Motor Car Company of Indianapolis, Indiana manufactured automobiles from 1909 to 1919. This cap appears to be made of aluminum but may be pot metal as is the 31
Dimension: Measures about 4-1/8" across the face, 2-5/8" across the threads.
Empire_CFe_1_A.jpgEmpire93 views• Description; Cast iron threaded hub cap with an aluminum insert for an Empire automobile built in Indianapolis, Indiana between the years of 1909 and 1919 and also Greenville, Pennsylvania between the years of 1912 and 1914. The cap weighs almost 2 pounds and has the number # 32472 cast on the inside.
• Size; The cap has an outside diameter of 4” and is 2” high with 3 9/16”- 12 threads. The insert is 3” in diameter
Empire_CFe_1_B.jpgEmpire86 viewssidefrank
Empire_PB_1_A.jpgEmpire81 views• Description; Pressed brass threaded hub cap for an Empire automobile built in Indianapolis, Indiana between the years of 1909 and 1919 and also Greenville, Pennsylvania between the years of 1912 and 1914. This cap is similar in style to several other caps from the 1910 era.
• Size; The cap has an outside diameter of 2 ¾” and is 1 11/16” high with 2 5/8”- 24 threads.
Erskine.jpgErskine 1930 Club Sedan104 viewsThe Erskine car was manufactured from 1927 to 1930. The car was the namesake and brainchild of Albert Russel Erskine, who was the president of Studebaker from 1915-1933. Erskine had a stirling reputation as a leader and a business man and was able to show profits even during times when other automobile companies were posting losses. Unfortunatly, the decission to build the Erskine car was not one of A.R.Erskine's best decissions.

The story of the Erskine car began in Europe in 1924. Albert Erskine visited Europe in September and October of 1924. While in Europe, he visited many automobile plants and attended automobile shows in both London and Paris. It was during the course of a dinner party that a conversation began about designing a car for the Euorpean market. The idea was so fascinating that the conversation lasted into the early morning. By the time Erskine left the party, it is believed, he had concieved the idea of the Erskine automobile.

The first Erskine was introduced to the world on October 7,1926 at the Grand Palais, in Paris, France. The United Press ran the following announcement: For the first time in the history of European motor car development, an American car has been the sensation of the automobile show in Paris. According to sources, more than 1500 orders were placed at the exhibition for the Erskine cars.

The car that Erskine imagined would combine the finements in body detail and precision workmanship of European cars with the durability, power and performance of American cars. Unfortunately, his design was not appreciated by the American consummer. In 1930, the last year that the Erskine car was produced, the price had topped over $1000.00. Sales was reported at only about 25,000 per year, not enough to make a profit. And, even though the Erskine was concieved for a European market, no substantial European market was ever developed.

In May, 1930, the Erskine named was dropped and the Model 53 was continued as the Studebaker Six -- a name that was already well accepted by the public.

Erskine_CPPA_1_A.jpgErskine CPPA 1 A127 viewsDESCRIPTION: Chrome plated pressed aluminum threaded hub cap for an Erskine automobile built by the Studebaker Corporation between the years of 1927 and 1930 in their attempt to move into the lower priced field.
SIZE: The cap has an outside diameter of 4 1/4” and is 2 3/16” high with 2 3/4”- 16 internal threads.
Erskine_CPPA_1_B.jpgErskine CPPA 1 B109 viewsSide view of Erskinefrank
Erskine_PA_2_B.jpgErskine80 viewsSidefrank
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