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1916 1921 Fergus Automobile Brochure Lot Newark NJ & Ireland JB Ferguson

1916 1921 Fergus Automobile Brochure Lot Newark NJ & Ireland JB Ferguson
1916 Fergus WT6723 1916 Fergus WT6723 1916 Fergus WT6723 1916 Fergus WT6723
SKU WT6723
Type Brochure
Year 1916
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Original lot of four items : non color catalog, 8.5 x 11 ,16 pages, 3 file holes at edge ( torn at these file holes ), torn at the binding, This brochure includes a road test of the vehicle and was used by Fergus as sales literature. This catalog describes the 14-20hp Fergus car which was produced by JB Ferguson of Belfast Ireland. This car was displayed at the 1916 New York Automobile show where it caused a sensation. It had springs at all four corners and an overhead cam engine which was mounted on rubber, an exhaust gas heater to maintain pressure in the engine. It also had a complete automatic chassis lubrication system. The car was created by J.B. Ferguson, a body builder and machine shop owner from Belfast. The plan was to build the car in Ireland and import it into the US. IT was then announced that the company would begin production in New York. After World War I, the car was announced again with a 80 horsepower engine and 4 wheel brakes ( possibly a first for 1920 ? ). Total Fergus production was 3 cars. Also included is a non color sheet, 8.5 x 11, printed both sides, torn at file holes, staple holes at the edge. This brochure includes a road test of the vehicle and was used by Fergus as sales literature. Also includes non color folder, 5.5 x 8.5 folded, 11 x 8.5 unfolded, UNILLUSTRATED, this folder is from 1921 and describes the later Fergus car which sold for 10 thousand dollars and featured an aluminum engine, overhead cams and 4 wheel brakes. Original letter, 8.5 x 11, 2 pages, UNILLUSTRATED, stapled at corner and has several staple holes/tears at the corner, otherwise mostly excellent. This was written on the letterhead of Fergus Motors, New York NY and sent to G.C. Arvedson, Automobile Manufacturer's Association, New York NY. This is apparently in regards to a patent dispute, or possibly a dispute about the New York Auto Show Space. It mentions a Dr. Crump and " The Holley Matter ". It is signed in pen " J.B. Ferguson ", possibly the founder of Fergus Motors. Auction is for all four items. This collection of 4 items includes information on a historically important automobile, which was one of the most expensive when new sold in the US in the early 1920s. The autograph of JB Ferguson included in this lot is also an important related item for an important automobile industry pioneer.
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