The Jewett was an automobile built in Detroit, Michigan by the Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company from March 1922 through December 1926. The Jewett was named after Harry M. Jewett, president of Paige-Detroit. After the first 17 months of production approx. 40,000 vehicles were sold. The car was marketed as a Jewett 'Six' a companion to the Paige, the primary product of Paige-Detroit. The 1922-24 cars had a 50 h.p. Jewett motor, the 1925 cars had a 55 h.p. Jewett motor and the 1926 cars had a 40 h.p. Continental motor. The last of the vehicles were available with hydraulic brakes. The company was purchased by the Graham Brothers on January 3, 1927 and the Jewett became a Paige, for that year only. The car was then rebadged as a Graham-Paige for 1928 only.
Jewett Dash Plates
Embedded in the dashboard of every Jewett was an amulet, visible on the Passenger side as a dashplate. Harry's wife Mary was something of a spiritualist, and these amulets were purported to have mystical power that protected the occupants. Henry Jewett's estate, once a great plantation, has all but vanished. The ruins near Rose City in Northern Lower Michigan are still visible. Discussions about restoring parts of the estate as a historical park have not yet borne fruit.
Production model specifications
Jewett's cars for several years featured a powerful straight six engine that could climb mountains.
- Jewett 'Six' Registry, www.jewettsix.com
- Georgano, G.N. (1968). The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars, 1885 to Present.
- Also see Notre Dame Athletic History of Harry M. Jewett
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