-Milburn Electric Registry

There are at least 52 Milburn Electrics that still exist including five (5) Model 15 coupes, four (4) Model 22 broughams, thirteen (13) Model 27 broughams, twenty-nine (29) Model 27L broughams and one (1) post-GM 1923+ Model 27L built on a Model 27D chassis with unique 27Dxx serial number.

This page provides a quick overview of the known remaining Milburn Electric vehicles, their owners and which are available for public viewing.

Year**
Model

S/N's
(link to data page or photo)

Owner
(link to owner's website)
Location On public display?
Model 15 Coupe (1915-1916), S/N 15-101 thru 15-894 or more
1915
Model 15
Coupé
Photo
#15-106
Motor:284367
Jack Lundy
[ Original owner:
"Thomas P. Pease" of Minneapolis ]
Marshalltown, Iowa No
1915
Model 15
Coupé
Icon
#15-135
Motor:228987
Body:148
Brian Ruf
[ Earliest known owner: Gary Speck of Plymouth, MI ('84-'90) ]
Reno, Nevada No
1915
Model 15
Coupé
Icon
#15-244
Francis Gularte
[Earliest known owner: Mrs. C. Carr, Ventura, Ca. 1916]
Ventura, California No
1915
Model 15
Coupé
Photo
#15-307
Motor:424625
Rene Hopf
[ Earliest known owner: Rick Lane]
Germany No
1916?
Model 15
Coupé
Photo
#15-586
Motor:497764
Ruthmere Museum
[ Original (?) owner: Nellie Knickerbocker, Elkhart, Indiana ]
302 East Beardsley Avenue
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
Yes
Model 22 Broughams (1915-1916), S/N 2-101-2 thru 2-856-2 or more
1916
Model 22
Brougham
Photo
#2-xxx-2
Motor:455182
aBody: 193
Unknown current owner.
[ Original Owners: E.Eugene Hawkins of Long Island, purchased new for wife as wedding gift in 1916 ]
N/A N/A
1916
Model 22
Brougham
Photo
#2-309-2
Motor:455708
Body: 304
Bill Rigby Cooperstown, New York Will show by appointment
(607) 547-1900
1916
Model 22
Brougham
Photo
#2-xxx-2

Motor: 455685
Body: 330
Jim Anderson
[ Earliest known owner (1950's): Harry Gilbert.  Suspected 1960's owner: Alton Walker, founder of Pebble Beach Concours]
Menominee, Minn No
1916
Model 22
Brougham
heritage1915-01.jpg (55349 bytes)
#2-xxx-2

Motor:433713
Body: 555
Museo Automovilistico de Malaga Malaga, Spain Yes
Model 27 Broughams (1917-1918), S/N 2-101-7 thru 2-899-7
1917 Model 27
Brougham
heritage1915-01.jpg (55349 bytes)
#2-106-7
Motor:457978

Body: 106
 Josiah K Lilly, III Antique Automobile Museum at Heritage Museums and Gardens
[ Earliest known owner: Beatrice H. Wormelle of Falmouth, Mass.---owned thru Feb 1965 ]
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563
Yes
1917
Model 27
Brougham
Photo
#2-355-7
Motor:458312
State Historical Society of Iowa, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs
[ Original owners: Iowa Gov. George W. and Arletta Clark ]
State of Iowa Historical Bldg.
600 East Locust
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Yes
1917
Model 27
Brougham
Photo
#2-373-7
Motor:458256
Merrick Auto Museum
[ Earliest known owner: Harold P. Phillips, Hastings, Mich. 1950's.  Likely: A.C.Baker in 1949]
Alda, Nebraska 68810 ?
1917
Model 27
Brougham
Photo
#2-381-7

Motor: TBD
Body: 5375
Dick's Classic Car Garage (p/o Central Texas Auto Museum) Central Texas Museum of Automotive History
120 Stage Coach Trail, San Marcos, TX 78953
Yes
1917
Model 27
Brougham
Photo
#2-395-7

Motor:458156
Body:496
William "Red" Lewis
[ Original owner: Richard H. Wright, Durham N.Carolina tobacco magnate ]
DePere, Wisconsin ?
1917
Model 27
Brougham
Photo
#2-438-7
Motor:458633

Body: 408
Jerry Kramer Richmond, Indiana ?
1917
Model 27
Brougham
heritage1915-01.jpg (55349 bytes)
#2-462-7
Motor:458557
Horseless Carriage Collection of Otto Siderits (award winner in 2013 Ault Park Concours) [ Earliest known owner: Max and Esther Hofferbert of Xenia, Ohio --- This car won 1st place in the Hamilton Ohio Antique and Classic Car Club Show of 1976 for "Antique Car, Open 1916-1926"  ] Cincinnatti, Ohio No
1917
Model 27
Brougham
Photo
#2-xxx-7

Motor: 458419
Ford and Phyllis Cauffiel's private collection and museum
[ Earliest known owner: Frederick Reese, who donated it to Thompson Products Museum (Crawford Auto Museum), Cleveland, Ohio, likely in the mid-50's ]
Toledo, Ohio No
1917
Model 27 Brougham
Icon
#2-638-7
Motor:458708
Boyertown Museum
[ Earliest known owner: A. Atwater Kent, 1957 ]
85 South Walnut Street
Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512
Phone: 610-367-2090
Yes
1918
Model 27
 Brougham
Icon
#2-656-7
Motor:458143
Body: 611

Unknown Current Owner [sold, Oct. 2010 at Hershey] Unknown No?
1918
Model 27
Brougham
Photo
#2-824-7
Norwegian Museum for Science and Technology
[ Earliest known owner: Josef DeCaspary of Oslo, 1939 ]
Kjelsåsveien 143 - 0419
Oslo, Norway
Yes
1918 ?
Model 27 ?
Brougham
Photo
All TBD
Northern Indiana Center For History [ Earliest known owner: Marlin Miller, donated 1973 ] 808 West Washington, South Bend, Indiana 46601 Yes
1918
Model 27 Brougham
Photo
#2-xxx-7
Motor:1117462
Body: 824
John de Bruyne Trumpington, Cambridge, UK No
Model 27L Broughams (1919-1924), S/N 2-900-7 thru 2-32XX-7
1919-1920 cars, S/N 2-900-7 thru 2-18XX-7, Body ID#9XXX
1919
Model 27
Brougham
Photo
#2-xxxx-7
Body:5537
Motor:1027414
Owner: Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm
(Tekniska Museet)

[ Original owner: Waldemar Jungner Co., Stockholm ]
Currently at:
AUTOSEUM
in

Southern Sweden
Yes
1919?
Model 27L
Brougham
Photo
#2-xxxx-7
Norman Skinner Skinner Farm Village
1850 W. State Road 32
Perryville, Indiana 47974
No
1919
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-1046-7
Boyertown Museum
[ Earliest known owner: Charles Flammer, Jr. 1957 ]
85 South Walnut Street
Boyertown, PA 19512
Phone: 610-367-2090
Yes
Open 9:30-4:00 daily, except Monday
1920
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-1416-7

Motor: 458186
Body: 9579
Bernhard Beck
[ Earliest known owner: Dr. Charles R. Adams, Atlanta, 1955 ]
Germany ?
1920
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-1438-7
Motor:1028305
TBD company?
3/2017 NOTE: Washington Times indicated
Moscow, Russia No
1920
Model 27L Brougham
(1918?)
Photo
#2-1582-7
Body:9751
Motor:1026575
Ron Milburn
[Earliest known owner: Allan Unrein, Bedford, Oh 2002]
Sarasota, Florida No
1920
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-1610-7

Body: 9796
Motor: 1028379
Ian McGregor or Beakerhead Museum
[Earliest known owner:Paul Paff (1957)]
2016: Calgary, Canada On request
1920
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-1649-7
Body:9771
Motor:1028686
Ron Milburn
[Prior owners: Unknown before 1986)
Sarasota, Florida No
1920
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-xxxx-7
Stan and Beverly Paurazas
[ Earliest known owner: John McMullen]
Rochester Hills, Michigan No
1920
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-1651-7
Anonymous current owner
[ Earliest known owner: Wm.A.Petzold (1954)]
Hinckley, Ohio No
1920
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-1750-7
Motor:1028434
Ellwood House and Museum
[ Earliest known owner: Albert E. Fyffe in 1957 ]
DeKalb, Illinois Yes
1920
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
2-1784-7

Body: 9922
Leif Nowicki
[ Gordon Kavanaugh of Canada owned and painted pink in early 1960's ]
Egeskov Castle
Egeskov Gade 18
DK-5772 Kværndrup
Denmark
Yes
1920
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-1818-7

Motor: 1028454
Body:9992
Myles Twete
[ Earliest owner: Lee Oldfield 1934 -1950 ]
Portland, Oregon No
1921 cars, S/N 2-1900-7 thru 2-2900-7, Body ID#16XXX, headlights changed
1921
Model 27L Brougham
photo
#2-2070-7
Motor:1039895

Body: 16058
Roy McCutchen
[ Early History TBD]
Everett, Washington No
1921
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-2079-7
Motor:1040119

Body: 16043 and 16073
Steve Pugh
[ Earliest known owner: Albert Fawcett of Littlerock Arkansas prior to 1974]
Manhattan Beach, California No
1921
Model 27L Brougham
Icon
(frame only)
#2-2126-7
Motor:458491
Brian Ruf
[Earliest known owner: W.A.Plunkett, Littlerock, 1922]
Reno, Nevada No
1921
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-2184-7
Motor:458643

Body: 16189
Todd McGraw
[ Earliest known owner:
Eugene Burrows in 1999]
Matthews, North Carolina No
1921
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
Motor:1040926
John McMullen
[ Earliest known owner: Jack Dunning]
Lapeer, Michigan No
1921
Model 27L Brougham
dchs1916.jpg (50125 bytes)
#2-2235-7

Motor:1041242
Douglas County Historical Society
[ Earliest known owner: Mrs. Arthur (Eleanor) Henley, Lawrence, KS donated to City of Lawrence in 1937 ]
Elizabeth M. Watkins
Community Museum of History
1047 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Yes
1921
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-2252-7
Motor: 458491
(not orig)

Body: 16317
Tom Schowalter
[ Earliest owners: Suspect "Grooters" Museum in Grand Rapids, MI in 1950's]
Eagle, Idaho No
1921
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-2289-7
Motor:1040942

Body: 16414
Karl Ott
[ Earliest suspected owner: Dan Burrill of StLouisPark, Minnesota, 1957/58]
Switzerland No
1921
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-2515-7
Motor:1040781

Body:16636
Unknown Current Owner
Sold December 2010
[Last with: History Trust of South Australia]
[ Original owner: Elizabeth Bowman of Adelaide, Australia ]
Unknown No
1921
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-2535-7

Motor: 1040714
'Body: 16647
Museum of Science & Industry
[ Original owner: Famous football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg of University of Chicago---donated to MSI in '33 ]
5700 Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Yes
1922 cars, S/N 2-2901-7 thru 2-31XX-7, Body ID#17XXX, 5th speed, Gabriel snubbers, R.S. meters, Alemite lubricators
1922
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-2916-7

Motor:1178250
Wilford Taylor
[ Original Owner: Leopold Petrot, Toledo, Ohio]
Canyon, Texas No

1922(?) Model 27L Brougham ( Speedo: "M5", May 1920)
Icon
#2-xxxx-7
Cindy, Selman
Belton, Texas
No
1922
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-3027-7
Motor:1199605

Body: 17121
Antique Car Museum of Iowa Coralville, Iowa ?
1922
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-3174-7
Motor:

Body:

Kamyshmash (камышмаш/) Automotive Museum

[Earliest known owner: Stella Hanna of Waterloo, IA, cca. 1942 (see Missing Milburns page)]
Moscow, Russia Yes
1922
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-3175-7
Motor:119470

Body: 17284
Oliver & Susan Cerf
On display at
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum Collection
[ Earliest known owner: An Indiana Museum cca 1930 ]
Pinellas Park, Florida Yes
1923 model cars, S/N 2-32XX-7, Body ID#18XXX ?, Models 27L (5-pass) & 27F (4-pass), 3-hinges per door?
1923
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
#2-xxxx-7
Model 27L
Allen County Museum
[ Original Owner: Mrs. Elizabeth MacDonell ]
620 West Market Street
Lima, Ohio 45801
No
1923
Model 27L Brougham

#2-3284-7
Motor:1199383

Body: 17341
Dr. Roberto Assael,
Globo Rojo (Red Balloon) Auto Club Museum
El Paso, Texas TBD
Post-GM sale 1923/1924 Model 27L cars, labeled "27D", S/N 27D-XX,
Detachable wood wheels, 1921 Body ID#16XXX, 1922 gauges & snubber, but no 5th speed
Mid-1923/1924
Model 27L Brougham
Photo
Model 27L
#27D12
Body: 16840
Woody & Rebecca Fridae Winters, California No
Other accessories and equipment for Milburn Electrics
Item Description Owner Location On public display?
Charger Photo
Mercury arc
rectifier
Randy Ema Orange, California No
    Latest News and Updates for Milburn fans:
  • Mar 2017: 1920 Model 27L (blue and black) #216107 --- This car has resurfaced in Calgary, Canada per pics online from a museum event there.  Last known owner was Zahnle in 2008; Earliest known owner was Paul Paff in 195
  • Mar 2017: Carroll Hutton's 1920 Model 27L Brougham #214387 --- This car has sold and is now headed to Moscow, Russia: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/22/putnam-car-collector-sends-latest-restoration-to-r/
  • Mar 2017: Stella Hanna/Bond/Schaeffer Milburn (#231747) --- The long-missing, then resurfaced, then missing again 1923 Milburn that popped up in Oregon awhile back, sold on Ebay to A&R Motors on the East Coast is now apparently in the

               Kamyshmash (камышмаш/ ) Automotive Company in Moscow, Russia 

    Long missing, this is historically one of the most well known Milburn cars given it is the formerly missing Stella Hanna car, the formerly missing Schaeffer car and the formerly missing Bond car---this car sat in a garage from the 1980's until surfacing briefly in late 2013 with a phone call from its owner...within months it disappeared on Ebay.
  • Mar 2017: 1922 Kermit Wilson/Mark Plante Milburn #222897 --- long owned by Mark Plante of Florida, appeared for 2-3 years in Grand Junction, Colorado at Tammy Allen's collector car museum.  The museum's inventory sold in 2016 and this Milburn is now on its way to its new owner, Karl Ott of Switzerland---hope to hear some good stories from Karl.
  • Feb 2016: Tom Schowalter's 1921 Model 27L car #222527. This car was literally found in a barn in Michigan, but was in quite decent shape. He needs a number of parts including: (a) motor drive shaft, (b) controller, (c) window lifter handle(s), (d) battery tray rail.
  • Feb 2016: Update: The Otto Siderits Milburn was recently confirmed to be #24627. Prior to this, we suspected this was a 1916 Model 22.  From its original 'Car#' plate, it's clear that it's a 1917 Model 27.
  • Feb 2016: Recently Sold and now considered Missing Milburns --- If you have any leads or info on them, please contact me at matwete at comcast dot net.
  •      1916 Model 22 E. Eugene Hawkins (blue and black): Prior owners included Remy Baker, a broker, a Tom McDonald, Long Island Automobile Museum and E. Eugene Hawkins who purchased the car originally in 1916 for his wife.  This car appeared for sale by Hyman Ltd for $53.5k in 2014.  By 2015 it no longer appears listed.  This car has now fallen into the missing category.
  •       1918 Model 27 (green and black) #26567: Sold at Hershey in 2010, this car was part of the O'Quinn Classy Chassy collection in Houston, Tx but is now missing again.
  •       1921 Model 27L (black) #225157: Sold in 2010---This car was last with History Trust of South Australia.

    **The year shown is determined based on the features known about the car including S/N, Body#, Model and features.  Where this information is not available, the year/model is that given by the owner, often obtained by word-of-mouth from the person from whom they acquired the car. As far as possible, this table is arranged first by Model (15, 22, 27), then serial number (where known).  We are still trying to resolve contradictions, and we will be trying to sort these out over time.  Details of these cars, their ownership history and other items will help.

    If you have a surviving Milburn Electric or know of any Milburn parts or historical information, please let us know so we can include it in this list. For those on public display, please furnish a street address, hours the display is open, etc., and your website address, if any.