Karl Ott's 1921 Model 27L

1921 Milburn Light Electric (was listed as 1918)
Photo courtesy of Robert Rose
Owner: Karl Ott
Location: Switzerland
Serial number (oval plate): 2-2289-7
Motor number (title): 1040942
Body number (square plate): 16414 (stamped in wood)
Model: Milburn Light Electric Coupé (Model 27L)
Wheels: Wire
Color: Black, with black running gear and black wheels, natural wood window frames and burgundy upholstery.
Seating capacity: 4/5 -- Rear seat for 2 or 3; auxiliary, fold-down front seats for 2 additional under the windshield
Windows: Windshield and back glass lower into the body by means of leather straps, and door windows lower by crank, making it a "delightful summer car."
Steering control: Lever (tiller)
Speed control: Lever
Top speed: 21 mph
Forward speeds: 4
Reverse speeds: 2
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Wheelbase: 105 inches
Track: 55 inches
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Springs: Full leaf springs in the front, cantilevered leaf springs in the rear
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Drive train: Worm
Springs: Chrome vanadium steel; front is semi-elliptic; rear is cantilever ("found only in expensive European gas cars.")
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Price, new:  
2017 May Update: This car sold at auction in late 2016 by Hyman from Tammy Allen's Unique Auto Museum in Grand Junction.  It will soon be in Switzerland and in the grateful hands of Karl Ott, who is very excited about being a new Milburn owner.  NOTE: The front turn signal lights on the car when Mark Plante owned the car were in exactly the same location as the signal lights on the "Missing" Dan Burrill car.  Dan Burrill owned the car in 1957/58 and the car was in the St. Louis Park parade.  Two photos with writing on the back that confirms Dan's being the owner shows Dan lived in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.  We're calling this the same Milburn due to this.

2016 March Update:
This car was evidently purchased by Tammy Allen's Allen Unique Auto Museum of Grand Junction, Colorado in 2012 or 2013.  Prior owner for years was Mark Plante of Indialantic, Florida.  This car is listed as For Sale at $40k on AUA's website.

Former Owner's remarks:
In 1995, Mr. Ted Holden of Palm Beach, Florida, bought the car from Kermit Wilson of Minnesota, and used it regularly for local transportation until he sold it to Bob Lerose of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in 2003.  In 2005, the car was bought by Mark Plante of Indialantic, Florida.

Research notes:
* The ID#s (both chassis S/N and body ID) of this car indicate it is a 1921 Model 27L.
* 07April2011 Note: The 2000 Veteran Car Club of Great Britain registry, pg 124 lists "1918 Milburn Brougham, Reg#P15516, Car#1040942, K.H.Wilson presumed owner".  This "car#" matches the motor# for Plante's car---also K.H.Wilson is consistent with Kermit Wilson owning the car.  Also, the car is noted as a "1918" as was this car in our registry here until we recognized that based on the car s/n, body s/n, motor s/n and headlamp style, this car is really a 1921 car.  Per the owner notes, Kermit Wilson owned the car until 1995.  Thus the UK listing's indication of "presumed owner" didn't track the sale in 1995 or after.