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Vulcanizers In The Motor Age, Part I

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I spent last night, flipping through a 1919 Motor Age, browning and brittling as it nears the century mark. I wish I could post all 150 pages, as interesting as they are, but of course, you would fall asleep by page 20. As I am no Kerbey the Riveter, I know nothing about machines or cars in general, so most of these words my mouth had never spoken. Vulcanizers, carborundum valves, aloxite wheels?

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I don’t know what a “jobber” is, but the magazine is filled with the term. And who’s this Dutch girl?

Motor Age 1919Between the Velie Six and the Cleveland Six, I hadn’t heard of half the automobile manufacturers. See how many of these you recognize.

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Here’s the Cleveland Six. Ain’t she a beaut?

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Check out this handy luggage carrier. So convenient!

Motor Age1919008With “The War” having ended only the year prior, life was getting better and better.

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Stay tuned for Part II, as we discover more of the 95-yr-old Motor Age.

13 thoughts on “Vulcanizers In The Motor Age, Part I”

  1. This is priceless. Vulcanization was revolutionary in tire manufacturing. Made rubber harder. To see this in original form is too cool. I love everything about these pictures. That mag. is priceless. Kerby- You Rock!

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  2. Cars may have not gone too fast yet, Kerbey, considering that the speedometer was an add-on feature. I don’t even think the Ford would have won the Kentucky Derby that year.

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  3. This is great stuff. In particular, it was thrilling to see there once was a car called the Maxwell and it beat the sales of Dorts by 2 to 1. Of course it might have been a slow month for Dorts.

    Am I the only one who actually went through that list and checked the numbers? I am an excellent driver. Gotta get my shorts at K Mart.

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    1. Oh, Raymond, you have the gift of counting! But let’s be honest; no one is going to let you drive, especially not a Maxwell or a Dort. Dort is just too close to dork, and although they probably didn’t call each other that 100 years ago, it just doesn’t sound as nice as Maxwell. My first Maxwell crush was Maxwell Caulfield. I couldn’t have liked him if he were named Dort,

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