Owner: Richard C. Paine, Jr. Automobile Charitable Trust
Manufacturer: E.R. Thomas Motor Company (Buffalo, New York)
Model: MC 6-40
Bodystyle: 7 passenger Touring
Number produced: 313
Engine: Six cylinders
Transmission: Shaft Drive; four speeds forward, one reverse
Additional info: The Thomas Company began its rapid decline when Henry Ford introduced the low priced, quickly built Model T. Thomas felt like people would prefer the ‘high-class” vehicles and the “low-class” automobile would fade away. In 1910, only 913 Thomas Flyers were sold, while 356,000 Ford Model T’s were sold. The company went into receivership in 1913, was purchased by Empire Smelting & Refining, and shut down c. 1919.