Ron Milburn's 1st 1920

1920 (Model 27L) Milburn Light Electric
Ron's 1st 1918 Milburn Electric
Photo by George Milburn (more photos)
Owner: Ron Milburn
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Serial number (oval plate): 2-1649-7
Motor number (title): 1028686
Body number (square plate): 9771 (stamped in wood)
Model: Milburn Light Electric
Wheels: Wire
Color: Black, with black running gear and cream wheels
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: 17 mph
Range: 50 miles
Forward speeds: 4
Reverse speeds: 2
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Wheelbase: 105 inches
Track: 56.5 inches
Tires: 34 x 4˝, Firestone
Tread: "Non-Skid"
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Instrumentation: Speedometer, amp meter
Heater: No
Motor: General Electric Automobile Motor GE 1051E28W12, 50 Amp., 60 Volt, speed: 1750
Drive train: Worm
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Charger: 36-volt.  Charging hookup on car: Y&T Manufacturing, Philadelphia, PA
Price, new:  
Owner's remarks (from George Milburn 1/28/16): Ron bought the Milburn #2-1649-7 in October 1986. The front bumper is labeled as “BUCKEYE General Brass & Fixture Co., Springfield, OH.” Grease fittings were changed by earlier owner, who saved the originals. Ron restored the originals. Interesting note: The instructions say not to step on the brakes with the throttle in any position other than neutral. If you do, the horn blows. This is a neat safety feature. The motor is 60 volts. Supposed to be powered by 10 6-volt batteries. Ron powers it with 12 6-volt batteries (72 volts). It’s rewired to run the 12-volt oogah horn and 12-volt headlights.