Lot 216: Motor cars at the PPIE

PBA Galleries

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Lot 216: Author: N/A; Title: Jeffery in Peace and War; Place Published: Kenosha, WI; Publisher: The Thomas B. Jeffery Company; Date Published: [c.1915]; Description: [16] pp. Illustrated throughout from drawings. 13x8.5 cm (5x3 ¼"), color pictorial wrappers with folding addressable flap for use as a mailer.Rare little advertising booklet for the Jeffery automobile company, which exhibited at the P.P.I.E., as emphasized by the text, and with a double-page bird's-eye view of the exposition grounds and buildings. Most of the pictures and text relate to the various Jeffery automobiles, ranging from the sporty Chesterfield Six Roadster, to the Light Four, Five-Passenger, and the Jeffrey Quad Track, "Drives, Steers and Brakes on all four wheels," armored versions of which are being used by "the leading nations of the world" in the ongoing conflict in Europe. The Jeffery company was founded by Charles T. Jeffery and Thomas B. Jeffery, and sold under the brand name Rambler between 1902 and 1913. On the death of the founder Thomas Jeffery in 1910 his son Charles took over the business, and in 1915 changed the name from Rambler to Jeffery. Production continued until 1917 when it was sold to Charles W. Nash, former president of General Motors, and formed the foundation of the Nash Motor Company. No copies of this booklet are listed by OCLC/WorldCat. Condition: Near fine. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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