Automobile [Liberty-Brush Runabout]; Brush Runabout Company, Alanson Brush; 1912...


Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)


Automobile [Liberty-Brush Runabout]

About this object

1912 Liberty-Brush runabout automobile. One-cylinder, 6 HP, vertical engine, 25 mpg at 25 mph, two seat, 2-speed, chain-drive transmission, wooden chassis and axle, 4 wheel coil suspension, standard pneumatic tyres. Top speed: 56 kph (35 mph). Yellow coloured with black interior, red undercarriage and yellow/red wheels, Black mud guards and brass lights, frames. Wooden steering wheel and material cover roof.
The Liberty-Brush (named after designer, Alanson P. Brush) is an example of a the cheap, lightweight buggy-type cars produced in the USA during the first decade of the 20th century


Brush Runabout Company

Maker Role



Alanson Brush

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made



H 1880 L 2500 W 1800mm (H 74 L 98 7/16 W 70 7/8")

Subject and Association Keywords



Road Transport

Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Automobile/Motor Vehicles/Land Transportation T&E/07 Distribution & Transportation Artifacts/Nomenclature

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