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Auctioneer Auction Gallery of Boca Raton 561-865-3444
Auction Date Nov 19 Auction
Location
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Delray Beach, FL
Time 12:30PM
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Lot: 1 - INCORPORATION OF THE DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this part of the collection contains several items that relate to the incorporation of the original Duryea Motor Wagon Company in 1895. Originally incorporated in the state of Maine, the corporate

Lot: 2 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY UP & RUNNING

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this part of the collection has the actual business records of the company. This lot contains an early time sheet of the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. It lists the employee and the makeup of each

Lot: 3 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY UP & RUNNING (CONT.)

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains ten documents from the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. They represent payroll, and are signed or initialed by George Henry Hewitt,president of the company. In addition, one is also signed

Lot: 4 - J. FRANK DURYEA'S RECEIPTS OF SALARIES

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains 5 receipts from Theodore W. Leete, treasurer of the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. They are for the salary of J. Frank Duryea, and are signed by the same. The receipts are from November

Lot: 5 - 4 CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY RENT RECEIPTS DURYEA MOTOR

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains four receipts from the company to T. W. Lette, treasurer of the company. They are for rent for the last three months of 1895, and January of 1896. They are signed by Theodore W, Leete.

Lot: 6 - 3 RECEIPTS ROOMS/SHOP RENT SIGNED BY REED & HEWITT

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains three receipts to the Springfield (MA) Industrial Institute. They represent rent from September to the end of November. They are signed or initialed by David Allen Reed, future officer

Lot: 7 - 2 CHAPIN & CO. E.F. MARKHAM, PATENT APPLICATIONS

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains two items dealing with the Chapin and Company, patent attorneys for the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. The first is a bill for amount owed on a patent application for J. Frank Duryea. The

Lot: 8 - BILL BY C.E. & J.F. DURYEA & LETTER FROM DUCKWORTH

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains two items. Item one is a receipt from T. W. Lette for a bill dealing with the Duryea brothers. It is dated Nov. 6, 1895. The other is a request for payment on a purchase made. It is

Lot: 9 - 21 ADDITIONAL WEEKLY PAYROLL SHEETS BY G.H. HEWITT

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains:Item #2-31 is 21 additional consecutive weekly payroll sheets (12/28/95 – 5/23/96) written on company stationary. They are stuck together, but very legible. All are signed by

Lot: 10 - 300 LETTERS & POSTCARDS (38 STATES & 4 COUNTRIES)

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains:Item #2-32 contains over 300 letters from all walks of life, from 38 states and 4 countries inquiring about product of the new Duryea Motor Wagon Company. Appraisal Value: $85 - $125

Lot: 11 - B.F. NICHOLS REQUEST OF EUROPEAN SALES ROYALTIES

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains a typed letter to B.F. Nichols, dated Oct. 5, 1896. It states that B.F. Nichols shall receive 3/8ths from the sale of any and all patents in Europe. A hand written note on the bottom

Lot: 12 - J.A. LAWTON / B.F. NICHOLS EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENCE

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains two hand written letters between B.F Nichols and J.A. Lawton, Liverpool. The first was written on Aug. 14, 1896 (three pages), the second on Aug. 18, 1896 (two pages). It deals with

Lot: 13 - TRIFOLD DURYEA MOTOR WAGON CO ADVERTISING BROCHURE

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains a tri-fold advertising the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. It shows both the 1895 and 1896 Duryea vehicles on the front, as well as the award won in the Chicago Times Herald race held on

Lot: 14 - INJUNCTION TO THE DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains a copy of the court case of J.F. & C.E. Duryea against the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. It is a cease and desist order brought on by the two Duryea brothers. Because they were no

Lot: 15 - SECTION #3 THE CHICAGO RACE, NOVEMBER 28, 1895

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains two items relating to the Chicago-Times Herald race held on November 28, 1895. The first is a hand-written list of expenses by J.F. Duryea while in Chicago. It is signed by J.F.

Lot: 16 - CHICAGO RACE: CHARLES E. DURYEA WRITTEN EXPENSES

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains C.E. Duryea’s hand-written expenses while in Chicago for the race. It is written on a piece of brownish lined paper. It shows C. E. Duryea’s name with his initials, dated

Lot: 17 - SECTION 3: CHICAGO TIMES HERALD & EXPENSES

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains three items. First is a requisition from the Duryea Motor Wagon Company to the Chicago Times-Herald for 500 copies of the Friday, Nov. 29, 1895, issue of their newspaper. The second is

Lot: 18 - CHICAGO RACE: TRANSPORT TO & FROM CHICAGO 1895

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains four items. First is a receipt from the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway for transporting the 1895 car, dated Nov. 4, 1895. Second is a receipt from the American Express Co.,

Lot: 19 - CHICAGO RACE: RECEIPTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains two items. First is a receipt from J.W. Taylor, dated Dec. 5, 1895, for photos taken of the car on the test stand. Second is a receipt from L.M. Melander to the Duryea Motor Wagon

Lot: 20 - CHICAGO RACE: LOT OF TWO AMERICAN EXPRESS RECEIPTS

Section #3-13 is a George Henry Hewitt initialed receipt from American Express, in the amount of $6.05 from Cleveland, Ohio. Dated 11/11/1895. This item was not appraised. Section #3-14 is a receipt from American Express, in the amount of $200.00 for

Lot: 21 - SECTION #4: DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY CONTRACTS

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains three items. First is a receipt from American Express, in the amount of $6.05, dated 11/11/1895. The second is a receipt from American Express, in the amount of $200.00, for

Lot: 22 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON'S POWER OF ATTORNEY

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains four items. First is an original supplementary agreement by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company and B.F. Nichols, dated Dec. 31, 1896, and signed by him, to sell no letters patent for less

Lot: 23 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON POWER OF ATTORNEY: ENGLAND,1896

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot is a hand written copy of a “Power of Attorney”, written in England, between the Duryea Motor Wagon Company and various interests in England, for the purpose of pooling shares. This

Lot: 24 - DURYEA MOTOR CO. & BRITISH MOTORS: SALE OF PATENTS

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot is a hand-written copy of an agreement between the Duryea Motor Wagon Company and the British Motor Syndicate, regarding the sale of patents. It contains many corrections in the language of the

Lot: 25 - DURYEA MOTOR CO. & MCKIM: POOL SHARING AGREEMENT

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains four items. First is a one page typed contract, presumably a copy of an original, which is an agreement to pool shares. It is unsigned. Second is a copy of a letter to McKim regarding

Lot: 26 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY CONTRACTS: B.F. NICHOLS

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains four items. First is a copy of the B.F. Nichols “Power of Attorney” agreement. It is unsigned. Second is a copy of the B.F. Nichols “Power of Attorney”

Lot: 27 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY DOCUMENTS & P.O.A.

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a rough draft of an agreement between the Duryea Motor Wagon Company and the British Motor Syndicate. It describes the selling and purchasing of patents between the two parties. This represents

Lot: 28 - DURYEA'S CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION & PROSPECTUS

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains two items. First is a copy of the incorporation of the American Automobile Company. It is hand-written and signed, but not the original signatories. It was drafted on August 30, 1898.

Lot: 29 - BILLS & RECEIPTS FOR DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains many receipts. They represent tooling up for and materials necessary for the production of America’s first company to produce a gasoline powered multiple model vehicle. They

Lot: 30 - BILLS & RECEIPTS FOR DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains many receipts. They represent tooling up for and materials necessary for the production of America’s first massed produce gasoline powered automobile. They represent the day to

Lot: 31 - BILLS & RECEIPTS FOR DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains many receipts. They represent tooling up for and materials necessary for the production of America’s first company to produce a gasoline powered multiple model vehicle. They

Lot: 32 - BILLS & RECEIPTS FOR DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains many receipts. They represent tooling up for and materials necessary for the production of America’s first company to produce a gasoline powered multiple model vehicle. They

Lot: 33 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY FOREIGN PATENTS (11) V1

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this represents many foreign patents the company acquired during its operation. These patents and/or letters patent were acquired almost exclusively by J.F. Duryea while in the employ of the Duryea

Lot: 34 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY FOREIGN PATENTS (7) V2

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this represents a foreign patents the company acquired during its operation. Item #7-4 is a patent from Canada, #54,678, dated 1/20/1897. Appraised Value: $6,500 – 10,000 Item #7-5 is a patent from

Lot: 35 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY FOREIGN PATENTS (10) V3

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this represents many foreign patents the company acquired during its operation. Item #7-10 is a patent from France, #248,075, dated 10/15/1895. Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000 Item #7-11 is a patent

Lot: 36 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY FOREIGN PATENTS (3)

Item #7-41 is a patent from W. Australia, #1553, dated 8/4/1897. Item #7-42 is a patent from Austrian, #11838, dated 7/11/1896. Item #7-43 is a patent from Belgium, no number visible, dated 3/31/1896. The above lots have not been appraised.

Lot: 37 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY FOREIGN PATENTS (11) V4

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this represents many foreign patents the company acquired during its operation. Unfortunately, several have suffered the ravages of time, and are in poor condition. Item #7-19 is a patent from India,

Lot: 38 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON CO. PARTS DESC: BODY & FRAME

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains descriptions of the body (2 pages, 11 parts) and frame (4 pages, 28 parts). Both are hand-written and appear to have numerous notes or corrections on them. They represent the

Lot: 39 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON CO. PARTS: AXELS & SUSPENSION

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains three documents describing the pieces for front axle (2 pages, 15 parts), rear axle (4 pages, 26 parts) and springs (1 page, 2 parts). All are hand-written and appear to have

Lot: 40 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY PARTS:

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains three documents describing the pieces for the starting mechanism (2 pages, 16 parts), steering parts (3 pages, 23 parts) and wheels (2 pages, 6 parts). All are hand-written and

Lot: 41 - PARTS: ENGINE, BRAKE, DRIVE TRAIN, TRANSMISSION,

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains six documents describing the pieces for brakes (2 pages, 21 parts), drive train (1 page, 4 parts), engine/motor (12 pages, 89 parts), water tank (1 page, 7 parts), transmission (8

Lot: 42 - DURYEA MOTOR CO. PARTS: EXHAUST, GAS TANK, ETC.

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains five documents describing the pieces for the exhaust system (1 page, 8 parts), gas tank (1 page, 5 parts), lubrication system (1 page, 4 parts), muffler (2 pages, 13 parts) and

Lot: 43 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON CO. RECORD BOOK - DRAFTING ROOM

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is perhaps one of the most important pieces in the whole collection. It is a hand book of drawings. On the cover are the words - “Record Book – Drafting Room”. On the inside facing

Lot: 44 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON CO. MODEL B MATERIALS LIST

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a booklet listing names and number of drawings. Its importance is that it references the 1895 Duryea, known as the Chicago Car. The 1895 Duryea was destroyed in the early years of the 20th

Lot: 45 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON CO. DESCRIPTION ON 1896 MODELS

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a booklet listing names and numbers of parts. Its importance is that it references the 1895 Duryea, known as the Chicago Car. The 1895 Duryea was destroyed in the early years of the 20th Century

Lot: 46 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON CO. MODEL B & D DRAFTING/PART

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a booklet listing sheets and piece numbers on sheet. Its importance is that it references the 1897 Duryea, the second Duryea Motor Wagon Company Model. Item #9-4 is the Model D drafting sheet

Lot: 47 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON CO. MODEL B PARTS DESCRIPTION

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a booklet listing part names and numbers and the sheet they belong on. Its importance is that it references the 1895 Duryea, known as the Chicago Car. The 1895 Duryea was destroyed in the early

Lot: 48 - DURYEA MOTOR CO: DESCRIPTION OF THE MODEL C CAR

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a parts listing for the Model “C”. It lists the parts for the rear axle (1 copy), and the motor (4 copies). One of the motor listings has been attacked by some critter, as one edge has

Lot: 49 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON CO. MODEL "C" REAR AXEL DESC.

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a parts listing for the 1896 Model “C”. It lists two copies for the parts for the rear axle. One of the rear axle listings has had many amendments or otherwise corrections made to one

Lot: 50 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON CO. DRAFTING SHEET MODEL C

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this contains two items. The first is a booklet with the classified listing of parts to the Model “C”. On the cover it lists “Model “C” Classified”. It lists the parts for

Lot: 51 - DESCRIPTION OF MODEL "D": CARBURETOR & TANK

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains two documents entitled, “Classification of Parts of Model D”. One copy is the original, the other appears to be a duplicate. It details the parts for “Tank C For

Lot: 52 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY DESC. OF 1897 MODEL D

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains “Classification of Parts of Model D.” It contains five separate copies, each containing five pages, describing “Clutch Shaft”. One appears to be the original,

Lot: 53 - DESCRIPTION OF MODEL "D": FENDERS & BRACES

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains two single page documents of “Classification of Parts of Model D”. It contains two separate copies describing “Fenders and Braces”. One appears to be the

Lot: 54 - DESCRIPTION OF MODEL "D": FRAME, FRONT & REAR AXLE

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains Classification of Parts of Model D. It contains three separate copies describing “Frame” (two pages), Front Axle” (one page), and “Rear Axle” (two pages).

Lot: 55 - DESCRIPTION OF MODEL "D": MOTOR

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains a typed document “Classification of Parts of Model D”. It details the parts for a “Motor”. It is a five page tri fold, with the words ““Motor, Duryea

Lot: 56 - DESCRIPTION OF MODEL "D": SPOKES & NIPPLES

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains three copies of “Classification of Parts of Model D”. It details the parts for “Spokes and Nipples”. It contains the original and two copies. It is a trifold,

Lot: 57 - DESCRIPTION OF MODEL "D": STEERING DEVICES

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this section contains two documents of “Classification of Parts of Model D”. It details the parts for a “steering device”. Each is a trifold, with the words “Steering Device,

Lot: 58 - THE CONTRACT: CHARLES E. DURYEA & ERWIN F. MARKHAM

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is the contract between Charles E. Duryea & Erwin F. Markham. In the contract, Charles receives the first $1,000.00 with which to begin construction on the first car. It is dated March 28,

Lot: 59 - THE PATENT ASSIGNMENT: CHARLES TO ERWIN

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a patent assignment from Charles E. Duryea to Erwin F. Markham. This is a contract in which Charles has the United States Patent Office issue a certain percent of any patent royalties to

Lot: 60 - MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF DMWC

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this contains minutes of the Board of Directors of the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. It is dated Aug. 14, 1896, written on the Springfield Board of Trade stationary, and signed by David Allen Reed,

Lot: 61 - HAND-WRITTEN PROMISSORY NOTE, DATED OCT. 1, 1895

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a hand-written promissory note, dated Oct. 1, 1895, signed by C.E. & J.F. Duryea, as well as George Henry Hewitt. This is a very rare piece because it contains both Frank and Charles’

Lot: 62 - 1ST PAYROLL RECORD OF DMWC, DATED OCT. 5, 1895

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is the very first payroll Record of the company. It is hand-written on a piece of lined paper, dated Oct. 5, 1895, which also lists the payout schedule for the employees, dated Oct. 12, 1895, and

Lot: 63 - DURYEA MOTOR WAGON COMPANY ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a typed sheet listing the accounts paid by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company, and signed by George Henry Hewitt. Included are the payrolls for Sept. 21 and 28, 1895. This piece is dated October 14,

Lot: 64 - STATEMENT FOR ALL TAXES FOR FOREIGN PATENTS

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this assessment statement for all taxes, etc. for foreign patents. This document lists the foreign patents acquired by J.F. Duryea and the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. It appears the company was more

Lot: 65 - J. FRANK DURYEA'S LIST: THE 1ST SIX CARS EVER SOLD

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a hand written list of the first 6 Duryea cars sold. It is written by, and on the stationary of, J. Frank Duryea. What became of the remaining seven 1896 Duryeas is unknown. Of the original

Lot: 66 - THE CONTRACT: DMWC & CANDA COMPANY SEPT. 16, 1896

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a contract between the Duryea Motor Wagon Company and the Canda Company of New Jersey, dated Sept. 16, 1896, and signed by George Henry Hewitt and David Allen Reed for the Duryea Motor Wagon

Lot: 67 - DECLARATION BY JAMES CHISHOLM & ARTHUR BENEDICT

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a statutory declaration by James Chisholm and Arthur Benedict that they witnessed J. F. Duryea at the November 14, 1896 London-to-Brighton run. Item #13-14 This is a statutory declaration by

Lot: 68 - STATUTORY DECLARATION BY GEORGE THRUPP

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a statutory declaration by George Thrupp that he witnessed J. F. Duryea at the November 14, 1896 London-to-Brighton run. Item #13-15 This is a statutory declaration by George Thrupp that he

Lot: 69 - COMPLETE LIST OF STOCK-HOLDERS: DATED 9/11/1903

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this is a copy of the complete listing of stock-holders of Duryea Motor Wagon Co., dated 9/11/1903. Hand written on the lower left corner is the following: Sold Out 1898 AP Item 1#13-16 is a copy of the

Lot: 70 - AFFIDAVIT REGARDING DAVID ALLEN REED

This is a partial note regarding David Allen Reed hand written on the back of a blank check drawn on the Pynchon National Bank of Springfield, Mass. Item #13-17 is a copy of an affidavit regarding David Allen Reed, dated January 1897. This item has

Lot: 71 - SELDEN PATENT TRIAL, VOL. IX & VOL. XVIII

From the Duryea Motor Wagon Company collection, this lot contains two transcripts dealing with the Selden Patent trial. The trial was initiated by Electric Vehicle Company, and George B. Selden, Complainants, against C.A. Dueer and Ford Motor

Lot: 72 - THE 1946 CHARLES CLIFTON AUTOMOTIVE AWARD

In 1946, the golden jubilee of automotive manufacturing acknowledged several automotive pioneers. This Charles Clifton automotive award was presented to J. Frank Duryea, one of those pioneers. He was the chief engineer and designer in 1896 at the




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