10-28-2007 10-28-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
October 28, 2007 10:00 AMCalender

*1916 Briscoe Touring Car Vin # 32077, (not running)

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2383 Location: Bolton Date / Time: October 28, 2007 10:00AM


*1916 Briscoe Touring Car Vin # 32077, (not running) Model B424, green with black fenders, 4 cylinder, odometer reads 4442 miles, accompanied by owner's manual (missing cover), and paper pamphlet "10 points of Briscoe Superiority".

Note 1: Skinner Inc. will not be responsible for any mechanical failure or defect on this automobile. It is over 25 years of age and has not been driven for many years. This car is being purchased "as is" and does not come with any warranty.

Skinners Conditions of Sale will apply. Massachusetts sales tax will have to be paid to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts before the car may be released to the buyer. Dealers must have an application on file with our finance department.

Note: Automobile pioneer Benjamin Briscoe (1867-1945) was an inventor and manufacturer of sheet metal products, who with his brother Frank, employed 1000 workers in the Briscoe Manufacturing Company. They backed David Buick with $100,000 and then sold their interest in the Buick operation. Benjamin Briscoe joined Jonathan Maxwell in forming Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Car Company in 1903. Briscoe organized United States Motors, eventually embracing 150 companies and producing 28 models under seven trade names. U.S.M. crashed in 1912, and in 1913 Briscoe bought out the car bearing his name. After World War I he developed the process for refining oil and mined gold in Colorado. (From the magazine Think 1946)

Provenance: Higgins Collection.
Estimate $8,000-10,000


Briscoe Manufacturing Company, Jonathan Maxwell, Massachusetts, Commonwealth Day, Benjamin Briscoe, finance department, Frank, sheet metal products, David Buick, Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Car Company, United States Motors, United States, Colorado, oil, Think 1946