Buffum

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Buffum
Buffum Model F Runabout 1905.jpg
1905 Buffum Model F Runabout
Overview
ManufacturerH. H. Buffum & Co.
Production1901–1906
AssemblyUnited States: Abington, Massachusetts
DesignerHerbert H. Buffum

The Buffum was an American automobile manufactured from 1901 until 1907 by the H.H. Buffum Co. of Abington, Massachusetts.[1] The company also built a line of powered launches.

History[edit]

Buffums built between 1901 and 1904 were powered by 4-cylinder engines,[2]:1612 but later in 1904 they built the Model G Greyhound, which was a racing model powered by two horizontal four-cylinder engines coupled together to make a flat-eight cylinder engine.[1] The Greyhound was the first 8-cylinder car offered for sale in the United States. In 1906 another eight-cylinder powered car was offered for sale, although this time the engine was a V8.[1]

Models[edit]

Model Years Engine ALAM horsepower Wheelbase Body List price Remarks
Stanhope 1894–1895 I4 Stanhope, 2 seats [3]
20 HP 1901–1903 F4 20 HP 94.5 in (2,400 mm) Roi-des-Belges US$2500 [2]:160 Some references report output was 16 hp.[4]
Model H 1904 I4 28 HP 94.5 in (2,400 mm) Tonneau US$2500 [2]:160
Model G 1904 F8 120.0 in (3,048 mm) Racing car, 2 seats Called Model G Greyhound or Central Greyhound. 80–100 bhp (59,7–79,6 kW) depending on source.[2]:160[5]
Model E 1905 F4 12 HP 86.0 in (2,184 mm) Roadster, 2 seats US$1200 [6]
Model E 1905 F4 12 HP 86.0 in (2,184 mm) Tonneau with detachable canopy US$1350 Roadster with detachable Tonneau and fixed roof.[6]
Model F 1905 I4 12 HP 86.0 in (2,184 mm) Roadster, 3 seats US$1200 [2]:160
Model H 1905 I4 28 HP 105.0 in (2,667 mm) Tonneau US$4000 [6]
Model K 1905 I4 28 HP 105.0 in (2,667 mm) Touring US$4000 [2]:160
40 HP 1906–1907 V8 40 HP 100.0 in (2,540 mm) Runabout, 2 seats US$2500 [2]:160[7]:62
Hall 40 HP 1907 V8 40 HP 100.0 in (2,540 mm) Runabout, 2 seats [2]:668

External links[edit]

  • "HH Buffum Shoe Machinery (and Automobiles!!!) of Abington, 123 Centre Avenue and Surrounding Areas". rocklandathletics.com.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Georgano, Nick (2000). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: Stationery Office. p. 1792. ISBN 0117023191.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Kimes, Beverly Rae; Austin Clark Jr., Henry (1996). Standard Catalogue of American Cars, 1805-1942. (THIRD EDITION). Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0873414784.
  3. ^ Vaughan, Daniel (November 2012). "1895 Buffum Stanhope". www.conceptcarz.com.
  4. ^ "The Buffum Automobile & The H. H. Buffum & Co". www.american-automobiles.com.
  5. ^ "Bonhams Lot 446 - The world's oldest four-cylinder car, the oldest American car ever offered at auction, the oldest American gasoline car in private ownership". www.bonhams.com.
  6. ^ a b c "The Only Car Made in America" (Press release). 1905. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  7. ^ Dluhy, Robert D. (23 September 2013). American Automobiles of the Brass Era. McFarland. ISBN 978-0786471362.