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Are you taking my job, lady?


Identification
This chauffeur must be out of a job after this photo was taken. The lady looks proud and very convinced to drive this car instead of sitting in the back. And we totally agree with her. This looks like a fantastic car to drive! Can anyone identify this big brass machine?

Photo by Andy Watt

Comments 

 
#4 Ian Parsons 2017-12-08 15:38
The lady will still need a chauffeur. As one who owns and drives an Edwardian you soon discover how much time is needed to keep the brass polished, coachwork clean, lamps serviced and then there is the time taken to grease it.

I sometimes wish I had someone to look after my car but I would miss some of the pleasure in owning the car.
 
 
#3 Aksel Kopperud 2017-12-08 10:51
I have an tin toy car made by Converse in 1912 as an model of an Pierce Arrow 1912. This looks
like this car.
 
 
#2 Ariejan Bos 2017-12-08 09:50
The car we see is a ca 1909 Brown double phaeton and judging by the size of the bonnet, a 40 HP 6 cylinder model. Brown Brothers dealt in almost any part related to cars and cycles and a lot more, but also sold complete cars under their own name. These were however always rebadged products from other makes. The firm was described in an excellent article by Michael Ware in The Automobile of February this year. A month later an addition was given by Nick Jonckheere on the origin of their motorcycles and cars (the latter with my help). Until 1904 Star was at least one one of the car suppliers, but from 1904 this was mainly Royal Star from Belgium (no connection with the English Star by the way). And that is what we see on the photo: a rebadged Royal Star. In 1910 Royal Star was reorganised and the new name became Sava, a make which wasn't represented anymore by Brown Brothers but by Dodson Motors Co. Besides Sava the latter company represented Valveless and also built a Renault-like car under their own name.
 
 
#1 Al Dray 2017-12-08 08:25
What a superb car. I have no idea what, but my pick is 1906-1908.
The barn in the background looks English to me.
 

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