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Monday, 11 July 2011

CHURCH FIELD ELECTRIC of 1912

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  1. H.George Field was my grandfather.I have a little bit more information on the cars(there was a roadster and a coupe)which I will add to the Wikipedia entry on the car(s)if I can do so without running afoul of whatever boneheads have appointed themselves the Lords&Guardians of the mighty Wiki (I tried to correct an entry on some drug--a simple enough thing;drugs don't have "opponents",they have "antagonists"--when some asshole came online and accused me of posting false information about some Super Bowl game, and I don't even give a rat's ass about football!If anyone is interested,post a note on this page and I'll fill you in.--B.J.Field

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  2. Hi, I'm with the Trenton (MI) Historical Society. In 1927, Trenton annexed the Village of Sibley where the car was manufactured. We would very interested in anything additional you could provide; eg. photographs of Field, the car, the factory, that sort of thing. This is the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Church-Field at the 1912 Detroit Auto Show. Hope to hear from you soon! JW

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    1. I do not have any other info regarding the Church-Field M.C.

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  3. Church-Field 1911-1913 Church-Field Motor Co., Sibley (Trenton) MI.
    Austin Church (grandson of Church & Dwight founder, maker of Arm & Hammer baking soda) & H. George Field
    Introduced at the Detroit Auto Show in January of 1912.
    Ten-speeds with a two-speed planetary gearbox and a Wagner motor that was designed for the car. Two models were offered with a Philco battery on a 100” wheel-base chassis, advertised to achieve 20 MPH for 100 miles. Shaft-drive though a torsion tube. Under-slung pressed steel frame.
    1912
    Torpedo Roadster, 2-passenger, 2,500 lbs, 100” WB, 28 Cell 163 AH battery, 30 mph, Hyphen controller on top of steering wheel with 10 speeds, Klaxton horn on drivers side in front of door, under-slung pressed steel frame, $2,200
    Colonial Brougham, 5-passenger, 22½ mph, lever steering, 100” WB, 2,900 lbs, $2,800.
    1913
    B-R Torpedo Roadster, 2-passenger, $2,300
    B-C Colonial Brougham, 5-passenger, $2,800

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