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[Automobile Advertising Promotional Booklet]
MITCHELL. Eighty Years of Faithful Service to the American Public
Racine, Wisconsin: Mitchell-Lewis Motor Co, 1915. 1st printing. Two tone brown paper wrappers printed in dark blue, stapled. Wrappers age-toned & show some soiling. Evidence of damping in lower right quadrant & along the lower gutter. Dealership stamps [Wm T. Knauss & Son] to front wrapper & to internal pages. Withal, a VG copy.. 48 pp. Illustrated throughout with images of the company's vehicles, as well as divers parts used therein. 11" x 7-7/8" Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company was founded in 1900 in Racine, Wisconsin as a motorcycle maker spin-off from the wagon maker Mitchell & Lewis Company Ltd. The company began manufacturing automobiles in 1903. The wagon business and auto companies were combined into Mitchell-Lewis Motor Co. in 1910. The Mitchell car brand produced automobiles from 1903 to 1923. Mitchell offered four-, six- and eight-cylinder models. The company was known for large, fashionable touring cars. [Wiki] This a rare promotional brochure from this relatively short-lived early 20th C. automobile manufacturer. No copies located on OCLC.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [US]
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