1911 Maxwell Model AB Runabout

Summary

Founded in 1904, the Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company of Tarrytown, New York, produced solid, low-priced automobiles. Two-cylinder cars, like this 1911 Model AB, dominated the company's early production, though four and -- briefly -- six-cylinder models were also offered. Maxwell consistently ranked among the top ten sellers in the United States. Following a reorganization in 1913, Maxwell was acquired by Chrysler in 1924.

Founded in 1904, the Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company of Tarrytown, New York, produced solid, low-priced automobiles. Two-cylinder cars, like this 1911 Model AB, dominated the company's early production, though four and -- briefly -- six-cylinder models were also offered. Maxwell consistently ranked among the top ten sellers in the United States. Following a reorganization in 1913, Maxwell was acquired by Chrysler in 1924.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1911

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

30.898.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Steel (Alloy)
Rubber (Material)
Leather
Brass (Alloy)

Color

Red
Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 55.5 in

Width: 63.125 in

Length: 118.375 in

Wheelbase: 86 in

Inscriptions

Radiator: THE / "MAXWELL" / TARRYTOWN Hubs: WESTCHESTER SQUARE / NO. 6

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