Stockholm Museum's 1919

(2013 update: On display at Autoseum, South Sweden)

1919 Milburn Light Electric
Front photo

Rear photo
Photos courtesy of Lars-Göran Lindgren, Sweden
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Owner: Stockholm Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska Museet)
Email: Gert Ekström, Curator (
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Serial number (oval plate): not found, Museum Acquisition#TM6894
Motor number (title): 1027414
Body number (square plate): 5537
Model: 1919 Milburn Light Electric Brougham
Wheels: Wood
Color: Brewster Green, with black upper body, black running gear, and blue wheels
Seating capacity: 2 + 2 fold-down seats
Steering control: Lever (tiller)
Speed control: Lever
Top speed: About 35 km/h (kilometers per hour)
Range: 15 km (60 km with original batteries)
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Length overall: 3.6meter
Width overall: 1.7meter
Height overall: 2.05meter
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Motor: 4.5HP, 80v
Drive train: Worm
Batteries: The original batteries were replaced by 30v + 30v NiCd-batteries.
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Owner's remarks: This car was owned by the Waldemar Jungner company (Svenska Ackumulator aktiebolaget AB Jungner, Stockholm), slightly less than 2 years. We do not know if the car was an experiment car for the Jungner batteries. It was later sold to The Swedish Electrocar Company (Svenska Elektrobilaktiebolaget) in 1922.

The car was donated to Tekniska museet, Stockholm, in 1929. In that time the car seems to have been in a rather bad condition except for the interior. It could have been used for demonstrating. Mr. Christopher Sylwan restored the car in 1967-69. The car was drivable after the restoration but has, later on, just been put on display in an exhibition about electricity (2003).

Best regards, Matts Ramberg, coordinator of the collections

Notes From Museum's Website 10/10/09: "Registered, 21 April 1920, lic# A4575... Christopher Sylwan replaced batteries with nickel-cadmium, 30+30 volt."