Boyertown Museum's 1919 Model 27L (earliest known Model 27L !)

1919 Milburn Light Electric (Museum considered 1921 Model 27L "opera coupe")
Photo courtesy of the Boyertown Museum
Owner: Boyertown Museum
Email: Lyle Loeb (
Location: Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Serial number (oval plate): 2-1046-7
Motor number (title): 907431
Body number (square plate): 5462
Model: 1919 Model 27L (Museum noted as 1921 Milburn Light Electric "Opera Coupe")
Wheels: Wire
Color: Deep blue and black body, with black fenders, black wheels and light blue interior.
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Forward speeds: 4
Reverse speeds: 2
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Instrumentation: Stewart Speedomenter "K7" date code (July 1918)
Motor: GE1051E14W6 ( 33a / 76v / 1950rpm) --- same motor as used on Model 27.  Evidently Milburn used this motor initially with the Model 27L also.
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Controller: GE custom controller for Milburn Model 27L, 12-brush
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Owner's remarks: This car was completely restored in the mid 1980s and donated to the museum in 2000 by Yuasa Inc. of Reading, PA.The museum's collection of electric vehicles is maintained by the Boyertown Electric Vehicle Group, Guy L. Davis, Norristown, PA. The car was once owned by Bernard Berman of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Updated Notes (02/26/21): Updated to include Body#, Motor Info, Speedo date code and other notes.  All evidence points to this car being the 147th Model 27L car made and likely shipped in early 1919.

Research Notes 10/08/09: Galen Handy informed that the S/N for this car is 2-1046-7.  This car is listed in the 1957 Antique Automobile Registry as "1919, 8HP coupe, fully restored and owned by Charles Flammer, Jr."  It is not known yet which years Mr. Flammer owned the car or when Bernard Berman purchased the car.  The history before Flammer is also unknown.   This is the earliest known remaining Model 27L (since 2-900-7 was the first, this was the 147th car made for the 1919 model year) and believed to be 1 of only 2 or 3 in the 1919 model year.