1912 Rambler Knickerbocker Limousine

Summary

This limousine was designed to make a grand entrance. And it wasn't short on style either. Owners gazed through French plate-glass windows lined with silk curtains. They enjoyed an umbrella holder, a hat rack, a flower vase, and interior electric lights. Even the chauffeur's compartment was done up in leather and mahogany.

This limousine was designed to make a grand entrance. And it wasn't short on style either. Owners gazed through French plate-glass windows lined with silk curtains. They enjoyed an umbrella holder, a hat rack, a flower vase, and interior electric lights. Even the chauffeur's compartment was done up in leather and mahogany.

Artifact

Limousine

Date Made

1912

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

61.118.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of American Motors Corporation.

Material

Glass (Material)
Metal
Nickel (Metal)
Plate (Material)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Black (Color)
Green

Dimensions

Height: 91.5 in

Width: 67 in

Length: 176 in

Wheelbase: 128 in

Weight: 4000 lbs

Inscriptions

Plate on rear: THE THOMAS B. JEFFERY COMPANY / RAMBLER / KENOSHA, WIS. U. S A. Plate on left front spring hanger marked: KNICKERBOCKER/ MODEL Plate on right front spring hanger marked: SERIAL NUMBER 28303

Specifications

Make & Model: 1912 Rambler Knickerbocker limousine

Maker: Thomas B. Jeffery Company, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Engine: inline-4, L-head valves, 432 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Height: 91.5 inches

Wheelbase: 128 inches

Width: 67 inches

Overall length: 176 inches

Weight: 4000 pounds

Horsepower: 50

Pounds per horsepower: 80

Price: $4,200

Average 1912 wage: $592 per year

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 7 years, 1 month

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