1909 Maxwell

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  • Owner: Richard C. Paine, Jr. Automobile Charitable Trust
  • Manufacturer: Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company (Tarrytown, NY, 1904-1912) & Maxwell Motor Company (1912-1925)
  • Model: A
  • Bodystyle: Runabout
  • Cost New: $600
  • Engine: 10 horsepower horizontal opposed two-cylinder motor
  • Transmission: 2-speed planetary transmission and reverse
  • Additional info: Maxwell’s creative sales manager featured the automobile driving up steps of buildings, racing horses – even teeter boarding – to show it could go where no horse, or man on foot, could go. It made the vehicle a hit on the nickelodeon as well as in silent movies which helped sell a lot of Maxwells.