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Mr. Alanson P. Brush

Wrong Alanson P. Brush?

Engineer

 
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Oakland History - Oakland Owners Club International, Inc.
oaklandowners.com, 2 Oct 2013 [cached]
The first OAKLAND was actually a leftover two cylinder design by Alanson P. Brush, designer and chief engineer at CADILLAC, which firm Mr Brush had joined and left in 1905.
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About 350 more 2 cylinder cars were produced as 1909 models, most of them being a replacement, clockwise running, GM design, not the engine designed by Brush.
02-04 Specs
cadillacdb.planeteldorado.com [cached]
Oliver Barthel was kept on by Leland although credit for the earliest Cadillac automobiles went to another engineer by the name of Alanson P. Brush.
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There is still quite a debate over the number of spokes on the early cars 12 or 14, as the early photos show NO valve stems [YS adds: true, the early factory photos, or artists' views (?), appear to be retouched and show no valve stems; however, I have a photo of what is believed to be the FIRST Cadillac and one valve stem is visible, albeit very dimly; in addition, the two well-known photos of the "first" Cadillac - Alanson Brush and Wilfrid Leland on Trombley Ave and Alanson Brush climbing the steps of the Wayne County building in Detroit) clearly show cars with 14-spoke wheels] . Bodies were built by either The Detroit Body Company or Wilson.
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Trivia 1 : It was in 1902 that engineer Alanson P. Brush drove a Cadillac runabout [perhaps the first Cadillac built] up (and down) the steps of the Wayne County Building in Detroit. That feat was recorded in some Cadillac ads of the time. According to Brush's own memory of the event, thousands of people stood in Cadillac Square and cheered [ Detroit News, December 13, 1937].
Alanson Brush performs the first feat with (possibly) the first Cadillac
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Trivia 4 : To illustrate the power and sturdiness of the new, small Cadillac, William Metzger who was in charge of marketing the new automobile staged some feats similar to the one carried out by Alanson brush the previous year.
Volo Auto Museum RSS 2.0 Feed
www.volocar.com, 11 Nov 2012 [cached]
THE FIRST CADILLAC WAS COMPLETED IN OCT. 1902 AND TEST DRIVEN BY ALANSON P. BRUSH, A 24 YEAR OLD ENGINEER WHO CONTRIBUTED SUBSTANTIALLY TO THE CAR DESIGN. JAN 1903 CADILLAC DEBUTED AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW AND SOLD OUT WITH 2,286 LIMITS. THE CAR WAS SO REFINED COMPARED TO ITS COUNTERPARTS, IT LOOKED LIKE A "JEWEL FROM TIFFANYS". THIS ONE BEING THE 3RD YEAR OF CADILLAC UNDERWENT A RECENT COMPLETE, TOTAL PROFESSIONAL FRAME OFF RESTORATION. THE WOOD TULIP - VICTORY STYLE BODY WAS PAINSTAKINGLY REFINISHED TO MIRROR DARK RED WITH BLACK STEEL FENDERS AND HOOD. ALL LEATHER DIAMOND TUFT INTERIOR COMPLETED BY LEATHER MASTER CRAFTSMAN. ENGINE REBUILT TO NEW. AN EXCELLENT PIECE OF HISTORY AND A TRUE 104 YEAR OLD AMERICAN ANTIQUE AUTO PIONEER. COMPLETE VIDEO OF THIS VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR $50, REFUNDED WITH VEHICLE PURCHASE, AND INCLUDES OVERNIGHT SHIPPING OF VIDEO. CALL OUR CLASSIC CAR DIVISION AT 815-385-8408 FOR VIDEO AND/OR VEHICLE INFORMATION.]]> http://www.volocars.com/1906-cadillac-model-k-one-victoria-4p-c-1995.htm http://www.volocars.com/1906-cadillac-model-k-one-victoria-4p-c-1995.htm
Phot_02
cadillacdb.planeteldorado.com, 3 Nov 2009 [cached]
Alanson P. Brush (engineer) at the wheel;
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(Left) Brush took the sturdy runabout to the Wayne County building in downtown Detroit, where he aptly
Volo Auto Museum:: 1906 CADILLAC MODEL K ONE VICTORIA 4P - Used Inventory
www.volocar.com, 15 April 2012 [cached]
THE FIRST CADILLAC WAS COMPLETED IN OCT. 1902 AND TEST DRIVEN BY ALANSON P. BRUSH, A 24 YEAR OLD ENGINEER WHO CONTRIBUTED SUBSTANTIALLY TO THE CAR DESIGN. JAN 1903 CADILLAC DEBUTED AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW AND SOLD OUT WITH 2,286 LIMITS. THE CAR WAS SO REFINED COMPARED TO ITS COUNTERPARTS, IT LOOKED LIKE A "JEWEL FROM TIFFANYS". THIS ONE BEING THE 3RD YEAR OF CADILLAC UNDERWENT A RECENT COMPLETE, TOTAL PROFESSIONAL FRAME OFF RESTORATION. THE WOOD TULIP - VICTORY STYLE BODY WAS PAINSTAKINGLY REFINISHED TO MIRROR DARK RED WITH BLACK STEEL FENDERS AND HOOD. ALL LEATHER DIAMOND TUFT INTERIOR COMPLETED BY LEATHER MASTER CRAFTSMAN. ENGINE REBUILT TO NEW. AN EXCELLENT PIECE OF HISTORY AND A TRUE 104 YEAR OLD AMERICAN ANTIQUE AUTO PIONEER. COMPLETE VIDEO OF THIS VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR $50, REFUNDED WITH VEHICLE PURCHASE, AND INCLUDES OVERNIGHT SHIPPING OF VIDEO. CALL OUR CLASSIC CAR DIVISION AT 815-385-8408 FOR VIDEO AND/OR VEHICLE INFORMATION.
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