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McFarlan Six

Published by Connersville, Indiana
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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N.d., circa 1920s. (The McFarlan company went out of business in 1928, although the preface speaks of 75 years, which if taken literally, would place the issuance at 1931, after the company's demise.) Oblong 4to, 23 by 31 cm. Unpaginated, 30 pp. McFarlan Twin Valve Six cars depicted are Sports Type Touring Cars, Touring Car Seven Passenger, California Type Seven Passenger, Sports Type Roadster, Sedan Seven Passenger, Knickerbocker Five Passenger, Sports Sedan Four Passenger, Limousine Five Passenger, Coupe Three Passenger, and Town Car Five Passenger. There are twelve appealingly soft-focused, slightly sepia toned, mounted photos in all, the final one being of twin valve six motors. The cars are shown generally in park-like or suburban settings, with one outlier a photo before a plant. McFarlan was founded in 1856 as the McFarlan Carriage Company, and like some other carriage companies transitioned to automobiles. Its first line of cars were produced in 1910. As is easily apparent from the photos, the company's specialized in high end luxury cars -- it was dubbed the American Rolls Royce! Among McFarlan owners were many celebrities, including the likes of boxer Jack Dempsey, movie comedian Fatty Arbuckle, bandleader Paul Whiteman and mobster Al Capone. Nonetheless, the company went bankrupt in 1928, its last year of car production as well. Corner chip (2 cm triangle) on rear wrap. Moderate edgewear besides to the wraps. Some light soiling within on front blank and scattered beyond. Mostly clean. Bookseller Inventory # 004748

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Title: McFarlan Six

Publisher: Connersville, Indiana

Binding: Heavy Card-Stock Wraps

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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