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Title Letter, bid: Studebaker Corp. of America, N.Y. Vehicle Branch, to Mayor & City Council of Hoboken, for Studebaker Pneumatic Flushing machine, June 10, 1914.
Object Name Correspondence
Catalog Number 2012.004.0050
Collection Hoboken Government & Politics Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Bid from The Studebaker Corporation of America, New York Vehicle Branch, to Mayor and City Council of Hoboken, for one Studebaker Pneumatic Flushing machine, June 10, 1914.

Two page letter, letterhead and second leaf, typewritten. Note company name on letterhead is different than that of signature line. See notes for text.

Four of their specialized horse-drawn wagons are depicted in color on the letterhead: two water tank wagons (for street cleaning by flushing or dust control by sprinklers); street sweeper; sand wagon.

City of Hoboken document but has no City Clerk file notations.
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Notes archives 2012.004.0050

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Studebaker Bros. Co. of New York
136-146 West 52nd Street
[blacked out line - probably was 59th & Broadway address]
New York

443-445 BROADWAY

June 10th, 1914.

To the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken, Hoboken, N. J.

Gentlemen: -

We herewith hand you our bid for furnishing the City of Hoboken, N. J. with one Studebaker Pneumatic Flushing machine at Nine Hundred ($900.00) Dollars, delivered in the City of Hoboken, N. J.

Type of machine we propose to furnish is as per cut [not present with this copy] herewith attached and as per specifications given below.

TANK HAS WATER CAPACITY OF 600 GALLONS, is tested to 100 lbs. pressure per square inch and provided with pop valve. Manhole underneath large compartment, bulkheads and all important riveting is done with a double row of rivets.

IT IS ALSO EQUIPPED WITH TWO PRESSURE GAUGES, one at the rear end for convenience in filling and charging, the other at the front end on the foot-board in plain view of the operator.

WATER GAUGE IS ATTACHED TO THE REAR END of the tank, enabling the operator to determine when tank is full.

GEAR IS TRUCK PLATFORM STYLE, having solid collar Concord axles, Archibald wheels, 4 x 3/4 in. tire, rims riveted on each side of spokes.

NOZZLES ARE STUDEBAKER PATENT, adjustable, made of polished brass.

PIPE ON TANK IS SO ARRANGED THAT THE AIR IS SEALED at all times so long as a sufficient amount of water is left in the pipes to fill them, even though the bottom of the tank be uncovered.

FILLING OF TANK IS FROM UNDERNEATH between the rear wheels, through two pipes, which also act as discharge pipes, the one being attached to the underside of the tank in front of the center, the other in the rear of center.

(continued)

Sheet #2

CHECK VALVE is located in the lower inlet pipe so as to be always covered with water.

ON THE REAR END OF THE INTAKE PIPE to which the hose is attached for filling is a chamber with a screen inside, thoroughly screening all water before it passes into the tank. This can easily be taken out and cleaned.

VALVES IN DISTRIBUTING PIPE ARE OPERATED with foot levers from drivers* seat. No hand levers are used in operating the Studebaker Plusher.

FLUSHER IS EQUIPPED with foot lever brake.

REGULAR PAINTING IS GREEN TANK, RED GEAR, NEATLY STRIPED. Special colors can be furnished if desired.

The Flusher described above is thoroughly guaranteed by Studebaker against defective workmanship or material, for one year from date of purchase.


Yours truly,
THE STUDEBAKER CORPORATION OF AMERICA,
NEW YORK VEHICLE BRANCH,

[signed] H. B. Edwards

MANAGER
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Date 1914
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1914
Caption page 1 of 2
Imagefile 172\20120040050.TIF
Classification Government & Politics
Business & Commerce

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