1909 Brush Runabout

Dubbed “Everyman’s Car”, the 1909 Brush Runabout was a car of simple design, built well. Not a complicated design, built cheaply. Discover why here.

1909 Brush Runabout

1909 Brush Runabout

In this short walk-around video, a great-looking 1909 Brush Runabout is featured.

It’s a car we think you are going to really love, especially if you are a brass era car enthusiast.

Take a look and see what you think!

Hope you enjoyed getting an overview of this classic brass-era runabout!

Learn more about this 1909 Brush Runabout

This great-looking 1909 Brush Runabout has a wooden body, axles, and frame, all of which were constructed from hardwoods.

This particular car has a natural wood finish, although others have the wood painted to match the trim.

The 1909 Brush Runabout was powered by a single-cylinder, water-cooled 10 hp engine, and friction driven transmission.

It was capable of getting up to 40 mpg while carrying 2 passengers and luggage. And it still ran at a respectable 16 to 18 miles per hour.

The car also has two gas-powered headlamps, along with a gas-powered light in the rear.

The Brush advantage

Brush touted that its Runabout was easier on tires than other runabouts, due to using larger tires that were more proportionate to the car’s weight (950 lbs).

And it claimed to have fewer, and more durable, working parts than it’s competition, making the cost of yearly repairs negligible.

Whether or not that was true, runabouts, in general, ran their course pretty quickly, mostly due to the lack of protection from the weather.

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