Jack Lundy's 1915 Model 15 Coupe

(This is the earliest remaining Model 15 and the 6th Model 15 that Milburn built!)

1915 Milburn Light Electric (more photos)
Photo by Clarence Milburn
Owner: Jack Lundy
Location: Marshalltown, Iowa
Serial number (frame stamp): 15-106
Motor number (title): 284367
Body number (square plate):  
Model: Milburn Light Electric Coupé (Model 15)
Wheels: Wood
Color: Blue, with black running gear, and white wheels
Seating capacity: 4 -- Rear seat for 2; auxiliary, fold-down front seats for 2 additional under the windshield
Steering control: Lever (tiller)
Speed control: Lever
Top speed: 20 mph
Range: 50 miles
Forward speeds: 4
Reverse speeds: 2
Length overall:  
Width overall:  
Height overall:  
Wheelbase: 100 inches
Track: 50 inches
Tires: 30 x 3½ pneumatic
Brake systems: Contracting and expanding on rear wheels
Curb weight: 1,400 pounds (without batteries)
Motor: General Electric 2 hp
Drive train: Worm gear
Controller: Non-arcing rotating drum, 4 speeds forward, 2 speeds reverse
Springs: Chrome vanadium steel; front is semi-elliptic; rear is cantilever ("found only in expensive European gas cars.")
System voltage:  
Price, new: $1,485 f.o.b., Toledo, Ohio
Owner's remarks:

Research Notes: This Milburn, S/N 15-106, is the earliest known remaining Milburn of all types and according to what we understand the Milburn S/N scheme is, this is the 6th Milburn Light Electric Model 15 ever built and probably within the first 10 Milburn Electric cars ever built (including Roadster (151) and Delivery (16) models).  It is a real treasure to have this baby getting restored!  Now if we can find more about its early history.  During restoration, a Regular Customer's Card and a repair card from the Owl Electric Garage Company were discovered, with dates of 8/2/1915 and 5/28, respective.  The owner's name at that time appears to be T.P.Pease, with address of 2412 Girard ave, and the car's license # appeared to be written as "1023".  There was an Owl Electric Garage Company on Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis.  Interestingly, internet search for 2412 Girard Av, Minneapolis revealed that this place was for sale (cca 01/2009) for $560k and described as a circa 1900 duplex.  We will have to see if this information leads anywhere else going forward....where's that master list of Milburn Electric sales???

22May2012 Update (courtesy of A.C.):  "The 1920 U.S. Census has a Thomas P. Pease, age 57, living at 2412 Girard Ave N., Minneapolis Minnesota and was born in Maine.  Mr. Pease owned his own tailoring business.  His son (see below) was a salesman in the business.  Thomas Pease owned his own home."  Evidently, Thomas P. Pease was the owner of this Milburn in 1915 and was likely the first owner of this car.