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Can you tell me who actually made the original Henry J automobile and what years they were produced?

What does heraldic emblem means?

Do you folks know anything about a Hickock Meter?  It was made by  United Service Corporation (has diagram of old time car with top down in it's logo.  It (the instrument) is called,"COMPAR-O-METER/HICKOCK ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY,CLEVELAND,OHIO.  The instrument has graduations on it from 100,300,500,700,900,1000... as near as we can guess it is for adjusting candle power setting for old time auto head lamps.

Have you ever heard of the Hubmobile?

When did they first start producing Hudsons?

I just purchased a 1922 Hudson it is a 6 cyl. not odd but it is a 2 door with suicide doors.  Is this classified a coupe or a sedan?  The front has 2 folding buckets and the rear is stationary.  Any info you can give would be a big help value / production numbers ect.  Thanks.

I am looking for parts for a 1941 Hudson car. Could you offer any help?

We have an old 1947 Hudson that needs a diaphragm kit or fuel pump.  Could you help us out in finding one?

Is that a Hupmobile on the back of the $10 bill?

My father owns a 1936 Hupmobile.  What were the particular types of models in that year?

Is there a club for The Hupp Motor Car, or any where I can get parts as well as information?

I have a trunk from a Hupmobile that is in very good shape.  It's a family heirloom and I would like to find it's value and what model Hupmobile it came from.



 Can you tell me who actually made the original Henry J automobile and what years they were produced?

Henry J was produced by Kaiser Frazer from 1950 - 1954.  About 126,000 of this unsuccessful early compact were produced in the U.S. and 15,000 abroad in Japan, the Netherlands and Israel.

Hupmobile emblem
 What does heraldic emblem means?

A heraldic emblem represents a coat of arms.
Heraldry began in Europe and has been used for 900 years.
The coat of arms on this emblem represents the Hupmobile Motor Car Company.


 Do you folks know anything about a Hickock Meter?  It was made by  United Service Corporation (has diagram of old time car with top down in it's logo.  It (the instrument) is called,"COMPAR-O-METER/HICKOCK ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY,CLEVELAND,OHIO.  The instrument has graduations on it from 100,300,500,700,900,1000... as near as we can guess it is for adjusting candle power setting for old time auto head lamps.

Many early cars had magneto head lights, like Ford's 1915 Model "T".  You could max the highest RPM and blow the bulbs.  The 1928 Model "A" had problems also.  A number of companies made a device like this that could control electrical output and this made things work better.


 Have you ever heard of the Hubmobile?

There was a Hub, a light single-cylinder two-seater, made in 1907 by the Hub
Automobile Co., Boston, Mass. but you are probably thinking of the Hupmobile, (1908 - 1940), made by the Hupp Motor Car Corp., Detroit Michigan, and Cleveland, Ohio.


 When did they first start producing Hudsons?

HUDSON (US)  1909 - 1957
Hudson Motor Car Company, Detroit, Michigan  (1901 - 1954)
American Motors Corporation, Kenosha, Wisconsin  (1954 - 1957)

The Hudson was created by Roy D. Chapin, and financed by J. L. Hudson, head of Detroit's famous department store of that name. The first product was a 20hp 4-cylinder car of conventional design, capable of 50mph, of which 4,000 were sold in its first season. These fours were supplemented and then supplanted by a 6-cylinder line. The Super Six of 1916 really made the company's name and used the first of a line of high-compression sv engines which lasted almost to the end of production. A Super Six made the first two-way transcontinental trip, from New York to San Francisco and back, in 1916.

Hudson's booming sales in the 1920s were largely due to their inexpensive companion car, the Essex. The company also pioneered modestly priced closed cars, and in 1922 their 'coach' ( a 2-door saloon) sold for only $100 more than a tourer. Until 1929, the Super Six remained the staple Hudson model.

The 1930s were not as good for the Hudson, except in Britain where it was very popular. The first post war Hudsons were a continuation of the 1942 models, but 1948 brought the revolutionary Step-Down series with the company's high-compression sv in-line engines. These low built cars had unitary construction of chassis and body, rear wheels mounted

Source:  The New Encyclopedia of Automobiles, 1885 to the Present


 I just purchased a 1922 Hudson it is a 6 cyl. not odd but it is a 2 door with suicide doors.  Is this classified a coupe or a sedan?  The front has 2 folding buckets and the rear is stationary.  Any info you can give would be a big help value / production numbers ect.  Thanks.

In 1922, Hudson made a 'coach' which was a 2 door saloon, according to The New Encyclopedia of Automobiles - 1855 to Present.
Their glossary defines a Saloon as a closed car for four or more passengers, with either two or four doors.  Sports saloon is a loose term for a high-performance version, generally with only two doors.
For more help, contact www.aaca.org and marquee clubs which are also listed at www.hemmings.com


 I am looking for parts for a 1941 Hudson car. Could you offer any help?

Contact the:

Hudson Essex Terraplane Club
Lee Dodd
P.O. Box 8412
Wichita, KS 67208-0412

Another source is the AACA / Antique Automobile Club of America, www.aaca.org . They may have additional information on their web site about the Hudson Club or chapters in your area. Marquee clubs are also listed on Hemmings Motor News' web site, www.hemmings.com.


 We have an old 1947 Hudson that needs a diaphragm kit or fuel pump.  Could you help us out in finding one?

Fuel pump kits are impossible to find. Call Arthur Gould. He does a great job. His prices are competitive: (631) 754-5010.   Another source: Arizona Vintage Parts.  They might just have a pump.  1-800-433-9997


 Is that a Hupmobile on the back of the $10 bill?

It took us a while to get our hands on an old $10. bill. The new bills don't show cars in the street. From the shape of the grill, we agree that the car on the back looks like it could be a 1925 Hupp.  This has been confirmed by our car club friends.


 My father owns a 1936 Hupmobile.  What were the particular types of models in that year?

There were four series of Hupps made in 1936, 2 6-cyl. (618-D and 618-G, both 101 hp, 118" wheelbase) and 2 8-cyl. (621-N and 621-), both 120 hp, 121" wheelbase).


 Is there a club for The Hupp Motor Car, or any where I can get parts as well as information?

Hupp Car Club
Jerry Deck, President
1185 Wrightwing Drive
Okemos, Michigan
(517) 349-0281

 I have a trunk from a Hupmobile that is in very good shape.  It's a family heirloom and I would like to find it's value and what model Hupmobile it came from.

The value is possibly $50-$100 if in good condition. The market for used trunks is difficult to determine.


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