|Posted on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 02:47 pm: ||
Here are the Erd pics.
|Posted on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 02:50 pm: ||
The rest of the Erd pics
|Posted on Monday, March 01, 2004 - 07:51 am: ||
Here is some info on Erd for your files--enjoy!:
Erd Motor Company, Ltd., The
The Erd Motor Company, Ltd. was a marine engine manufacturer located at 1357-1363 N. Niagara, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. The company emerged out of the former Erd Machine Company. By 1906 the company was in the process of increasing the size of its plant and was installing new machine tools. An article in Motor Boat in December 1905 stated that the company would be building motors ranging in size from 1 to 20 horsepower, using jigs and templates to assure the interchangeability of parts. At the same time, the company also planned to bring out a 16-foot launch equipped with a 1- ½ h.p. motor, selling for $125 and with an estimated speed of 8 miles per hour. The motor weighed 65 lbs and sold separately for $50.00.
The firm was incorporated in March 1909 with a capital of $25,000.
Officers of the firm in 1910 included J. G. Erd as president and general manager; R. H. Knapp, vice-president; and Harry S. Erd, secretary and treasurer.
The company reportedly built lightweight racing engines in 1912.
Polk, R. L. & Co. R. L. Polk & Co.ís 1910 Saginaw Directory (Saginaw, MI: R. L. Polk & Co., 1910.) p. 92.
Motor Boat, Vol. 2, No. 23, December 10, 1905. p. 30.
Motor Boat, _____ 1910 or 1911, pp. 37, 46.
Homfeld, Max F. 753 Manufacturers of Inboard Marine Engines (St. Michaels, MD: Max F. Homfeld, 1991.) p. 4. Cites 1906 ad in Gas Power.
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|Posted on Monday, October 23, 2006 - 09:46 pm: ||
february 2004 erd post !
shows intake manifold !