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Bartholomew

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1902

A surviving car of this name is a 'one-off' built by George Bartholomew of Russell, New York State, and should not be confused with any other car make bearing this name. It consists of a lightweight wooden buggy frame will full-elliptic springs to which George added a Fairfield stationary engine and single chain drive to the back axle, whilst steering was taken care of by wheel, the column being universally jointed at the floor-board end to enable it to swung out of the way for access. Its maker was born in 1863 and worked as a jobbing handyman, clockmaker, ran a jewellery store and was an inventor with a number of patents to his name. He died in 1946. The car, a unique piece of history, was imported into the UK in 1988, apparently unwanted in its homeland.

Source: Society of Automotive Historians in Britain

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