Early newspapers didn't have many graphics, so it's always a treat when I find a good one. I was researching the early automobile dealers in Hood River when I found this 1910 advertisement for the IHC Auto Buggy. The local dealer was Dixon McDonald's dry goods store. IHC turns out to be none other than International Harvester Company. You can read all about their foray into automobile manufacture in this article.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Great, buggy wheels and right hand drive. Wondering if chain or belt driven.
Kenn on 5th December 2019 @ 7:12am
Dixon and Nancy McDonald were very close friends of my great-grandparents. They both had lived in the very infancy of Biggs and both ended up in Hood River. I am not sure what exactly Dixon McDonald's line was in Biggs, other than I know he raised hogs under my great-grandfathers wheat warehouse. Thus they were grain fed hogs. There might be someone within his daughters family that would know. Her name was Ella McDonald Moe.
Paige was the old time auto I am most familiar with, as one in my ancestral line was one of the men instrumental in it's development. Harry Jewett, who just happened to be the man who made the first touch down for Notre Dame in their FIRST football game, was his name.
Charlott on 5th December 2019 @ 7:22am
Kenn, Arthur has attached an article that shows the IHC Auto Buggy to be chain driven.
LMH on 5th December 2019 @ 7:26am
8 lines, one sentence. And the already iconic green of the international Harvester machines. But the article says that the Ford Model T had already surpassed this delightful machine.
nels on 5th December 2019 @ 8:45am
As noted above, this was a chain driven motor buggy. WAAAM has two chain driven buggy's. A 1900 Locomobile Steam buggy and a 1907 Everybodys gas powered buggy. The Everybody's car was delivered by rail to William Seufert and he drove it for several years before abandoning along the shoreline below Seufert's cannery. This car was made for only two years and is believed to be the sole survivor. The Car Guys at WAAAM restored the car about 3 years ago and is on display at WAAAM as is the Locomobile.
Dale Nicol on 6th December 2019 @ 7:12am