Tom Lahey's 1921 Model 27L

1921 Milburn Light Electric
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Photos courtesy of Roy McCutchen
Owner: Tom Lahey
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Location: Lake Asbury, Florida
Serial number (oval plate): 2-2070-7
Motor number (title): 1039895
Body number (square plate): 16058 stamped into wood
Model: Milburn Light Electric
Wheels: Wire
Color: Black originally?
Upholstery: Seats and doors show diamond pattern as seen in a 1921/22 Model 27L brochure---appears original.
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Steering control: Lever (tiller)
Speed control: Lever
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Instrumentation: Speedo date code
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Drive train: Worm
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Springs: Several photos indicate Gabriel Snubbers mounted to chassis at front axle.  This was a 1922 Milburn feature---retrofit?
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Notes:
09sep2021:
After receiving notes from 2 individuals claiming to have purchased this car, Tom Lahey of Florida has indicated he has purchased the car and it is on its way to Florida.  Congratulations Tom!  Body#, Car# and Motor# all are consistent with a 1921 Model 27L.  The Car# 2-2070-7 is just 31 cars ahead of the S/N where the Milburn Parts Manual indicates the Controller changed radically.  The controller went from a 12-contact to a 9-contact controller with that change and its contact pattern and circuit sequencing resemble that of cca. 1911 electrics, e.g. the 1911-1913 Hupp-Yeats cars which used Westinghouse controllers and motors.
Along with the controller change, the pack was configured as a single series pack of batteries and it's possible that the motor type changed.  The motor on the 1919/20 cars was 1051E28W12 (50a/60v/1750RPM).  Of the 1921 cars remaining, two supposedly have a 1051E2W12 number with 50a/60v/1725RPM on the label.


2010 - 2021:
Roy McCutcheon from Everett, Washington informed he had purchased a Milburn several years earlier and that restoration was underway.  After receiving some images of the car and detailed S/Ns, 11 years passed with no further information.  Roy passed away in 2021 and his Milburn sold in August..