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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Joseph Sherman's Car ~ Made in Butler


Joseph Sherman established his machine shop in Butler in 1890. Two automobiles were built in the Butler factory very early in the 20th Century, one owned by the J.B. Sherman family, the other by the A.E. Russell family.
From an undated clipping of an auto-club run in the Russell car from Butler to Pittsburgh:  "These cars, both 50 horse power, have run throughout the season, with little or no repairs, and without one serious breakdown. Members of the party who made the trip say that some of the miles were covered at a mile a minute clip, and even then the big machine did not seem to be anywhere near its limit of speed."

Thanks: Jeff Schalles

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guess the Jeep isn't our only claim to fame!

Bob Brookhart said...

Let's not forget the American Bantam of 1938-39.