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If you have a picture of an EMF you would like included here, please send it to me either via e-mail or US-mail at the address' below. If you choose to use the US mail to send me a photograph, and wish to have the photo returned, please also send a Self Addressed Stamped envelope along with the photo. Include important data such as Year, body style, owners name and any other data you would like included such as serial number etc. THANKS!!!

Five Passenger Tourings Roadsters Demi-Tonneaus Misc


1912 Five Passenger Touring Cars
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1912 Touring car from factory literature.
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1912 Touring car from page 4 of the 1912 Preliminary Catalogue. Click the link to go to the Preliminary Catalogue for 1912.
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1912 Touring car from page 12 of the 1912 Preliminary Catalogue. Click the link to go to the Preliminary Catalogue for 1912.
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This picture was sent to me by Elaine Lawson Laguna Beach, CA. It is of her families car circa 1912.
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This is another picture sent to me by Elaine Lawson Laguna Beach, CA. It is of her families car circa 1912. She says of the picture "The house in the background is a historic old home in Kingfisher, Oklahoma that was built by my great grandfather, Richard Pappe Sr. It is still standing and is occupied by a cousin. Richard Pappe Sr. was one of the town fathers in Kingfisher, having been an original homesteader in the opening of Oklahoma Territory in 1889"
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This is a picture submitted by robb stewart. robb says of the photo these are my great uncle harry stewart and his 1912 emf touring. he grew up in hebron il, on the adjoining homestead that my grandfather and father grew up on, and moved to minnesota about 1890. once he got this emf, he would visit hebron, il every year. hearing this, i was quite astonished. i figured that it was about 350 miles on country roads. when my dad asked his older sisters about this, they concurred, and added that, after visiting the stewart homestead, he would continue to his vacation home, in florida! in 1920, he bought a buick sedan to replace the touring car, and continued this annual trek.
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This is another photo submitted by Robb Stewart. This clearly shows the front passenger corner of the car. Note the mud on the side of the car.
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This is another photo submitted by Robb Stewart. Though a little out of focus, you can see the front of the car.
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This picture was posted on the AACA Discussion board hoping to find the identity of the car. I believe it to be a 1912 E-M-F 5 Passenger Touring. Anyone disagree and if so, why?

I received permission from the family for it to appear here. The photo is courtesy of Walter M. Sanders III of Athens, GA. The following information was submitted by the Sanders House Center of Bluefield, Virginia. They said of the photo: "At the dawn of the 20th century, the Walter McDonald Sanders family owned a 3,000 acre cattle farm in Tazewell County, Virginia, located on the edge of Bluefield, VA [then called Graham, VA]. The farm was the region's largest employer, and at the center piece of the farm was an beautiful 8,000 sq ft Victorian mansion, completed in 1896. Today, the farm has been engulfed by subdivisions and shopping centers, but three years ago the Graham Historical Society was successful in acquiring the home for use as a museum, community center, and visitor center. The home stands just a quarter mile from the Virginia-West Virginia line, and just off highway 460. Present day members of the prominent Sanders family all live away from this area, but have generously given the Historical Society much of the original furniture, along with many family artifacts, including a treasure trove of early family photos. The 1912 E-M-F was most likely the family's first car. At first, the family had a chauffeur, shown at the wheel in this photo, but very quickly all the younger members of the family learned to drive themselves. The photo, including other members of the Sanders family, was taken just at the foot of the driveway to their home."

"On the back of the back of the photo is written: Standing: Allene Sanders, Malcom Worrell [who later married Allene]. Seated: Vicie Greever Sanders [mother of Allene and Sallie], Sallie Sanders, and 'driver'. Taken in front of Sanders home about 1912."
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This picture was posted on the Model T Ford Club International Websites Discussion board hoping to find the identity of the car. I believe it to be a 1912 E-M-F 5 Passenger Touring. Why? Fore doors were available in 1911 and 1912 and the tire they are changing is on a demountable rim. Looks like a Stanweld. That would be 1912. Thanks to the owner for allowing it to appear here.
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This picture was sent to me by Marlene Brusko. She says of the picture:

"Fred Bouchard (my grandfather) driving Father Cyrill Poissant (pastor of St. George Church, in St. George, IL (rural church with Bourbonnais, IL post office) in a 1912 EMF Tourister.

This was taken in front of the priest house. You can see the east side of the church through the trees. Fred, Neldia and their children were living in the house next door to the priest house from 1909."

Thanks to Marlene for allowing it to be presented here.
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Stan Seleen sent me this picture of his ancestors 1912 E-M-F Touring. He says of the picture:

Jeddy Seleen picks up his children and neighbor children from school at Wilson Creek, Washington in his E-M-F. His Sister Emma sits with the girls in the back seat.

Thanks to Stan for allowing it to appear here.
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This is a picture of a 1912 E-M-F 5-Passenger Touring from a photo postcard. Not a real big picture, but you can sure see how shiny the Presto-lite tank is on the running board.
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John Hester sent me this picture of his ancestors 1912 E-M-F Touring. He says of the picture:

the driver (my great grandfather) was Herman Frederick. The photo was most likely taken somewhere in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Judging by the condition of the photo, and the fact that my great grandfather was fairly young at the time (he was born in 1870), it must have been taken around 1912. He was probably showing off his new car!

Thanks to John for allowing it to appear here.
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Stan Seleen sent me this picture of his ancestors 1912 E-M-F Touring. He says of the picture:

Jeddy and Minnie Seleen with son Elmer on a visit to a relative in the Spokane, Washington area in or about 1912. Jeddy and Minnie lived on their farm near Wilson Creek, Wa.

Thanks to Stan for allowing it to appear here.
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I am not sure how I ended up with this picture but if you look at it closely, you can see several interesting things. First, look at the color of the body in comparision to the hood and splash aprons. Looks like you can distinguish between the blue body and black splash aprons, and it looks like the hood is a darker color. The original paint on the inside of my hood under the grease and dirt was shiny black. I think that the hoods on 1912 were black with the body blue.

Take a look at the embossments on the body. It looks like the embossments may also be painted black. I have seen other cars of the period painted like this. Could the 1912 E-M-F's be painted like this? Any other 1912's out there with original paint that shows this?
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This picture was submitted by Larry House. Larry says of the photo:

"Harold Henry House's EMF, parked in front of the house in Nashville, Illinois where he and his family lived from 1908-1914."

NOTE: I believe this car was not a brass car but a nickel car. The lamps look to be painted black with some bright work. I believe this is the way the nickeled cars were. Nickel plating was an option on the 1912 cars.

Thanks to Larry for allowing it to appear here.
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This picture was submitted by Larry House. Larry says of the photo:

"Around 1912, attorney Harold Henry House drove his wife, three children, and his mother from Nashville, Illinois to Churubusco, Indiana to visit his mother's sister and her family. The 365 mile trip (each way) must have been quite an adventure!"

NOTE: I believe this car was not a brass car but a nickel car. The lamps look to be painted black with some bright work. I believe this is the way the nickeled cars were. Nickel plating was an option on the 1912 cars.

Thanks to Larry for allowing it to appear here.
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A picture of a 1912 E-M-F 5-Passenger Touring with a load of beautiful ladies. Note that this car has nickel trim. It also has a different horn mounted on the passenger side. Looks like the rims are painted black on this car.
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This is a picture of what looks to be a 1912 E-M-F 5-Passenger Touring which has been on a journey, at least it appears so from all the mud on the car.
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This picture show what appear to be a Model Year 1912 E-M-F (even though it has 1911 MI Plates). The car appears brand new with shiny brass and shiny paint. Look at the details of this picture and notice the striping on the frame rail, the striping on the front axle by the spindle and the shiny paint on the spokes. You can also see the the inside part of the wheel hub is painted a dark color (I believe E-M-F Blue). A great picture.
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Pictures of Floyd Jaehnert's car from Minneapolis MN. I took some pictures during a visit there to buy some fenders. I also have some taken at the AACA meet where Floyd took Junior First! They are marked AACA: EMF almost done, Controls, Engine #1, Engine #2, Engine #3, Engine #4, Front End, Spring Bumper, Mag and H2O Pump, Rear Axel, Steering Wheel, E&J Tail light, Valve Stem, Wheel, Tools Bag - AACA, Side view in rain - AACA
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This car was offered for sale by Clay Green at the time I received this photo. Notice how this car does not have the demountable wheels common to most 1912s. Could the 1912s have come without demountables? The Preliminary catalogue for 1912 seems to show a Demi Tonneau without demountables too. Hmmm.
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This is a picture of Wayne Simonis 1912 E-M-F. Wayne is also making a lot of brass repro pieces. Check out the C.A.R.S Web Page for E-M-F radiator caps, door handles hood clips and much more. Also running board luggage racks, license plate frames etc., all in brass.
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This is a picture of William Spencer's 1912 5-Passenger touring. Note the accessory self starter in place of the crank, and the accessory bumpers. Like me, William found this car on eBay.
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This is a picture of the 1912 5-Passenger Touring owned by the Swann family. They plan to drive this car cross country for the HCCA Anniversay tour and the 2012 E-M-F Tour. You can read about their exploits on the following page: The 2012 Swann E-M-F Adventure
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1912 Roadsters
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1912 Roadster taken from some E-M-F factory literature. NOTE the "Zig-Zag" windshield.
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1912 Roadster taken from page 11 of the 1912 Preliminary Catalogue. Click the link to go to the Preliminary Catalogue for 1912.
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This artist rendition appeared on a postcard of the period that E-M-F had to advertise the upcoming 1912 model line. This Post card was probably out in 1911.
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The driver side of a 1912 Roadster owned by Ulf Edlund of Sweden. This may be the only E-M-F In Sweden. Ulf says that his car was sold new in Sweden in 1912. Thanks to Lars-Göran Lindgren, Sweden for the great picture. Check out Lars-Göran's Brass cars of Sweden site at http://www.swedishbrasscar.com/ .
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The passenger side of a 1912 Roadster owned by Ulf Edlund of Sweden. This may be the only E-M-F In Sweden. Ulf says that his car was sold new in Sweden in 1912. Thanks to Lars-Göran Lindgren, Sweden for the great picture. Theck out Lars-Göran's Brass cars of Sweden site at http://www.swedishbrasscar.com/ .
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This Roadster is owned by Robert Middelmann of South Africa. Robert has just completed a full restoration of this car including the construction of a new body. Congrats to Robert, and thanks for the great picture. Here are some links to other views of this same car:


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1912 Demi-Tonneaus
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1912 Demi Tonneau photo from factory literature.
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1912 Demi Tonneau taken from page 6 of the 1912 Preliminary Catalogue. Click the link to go to the Preliminary Catalogue for 1912.
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Artist rendition of a 1912 Demi Tonneau from a period postcard bought off of EBAY. It even had the stamp on the back, ready for mailing!
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I received this picture very early on in my quest for 1912 Demi Pictures. I had thought it was lost until I found it in an old email I had saved away. Notice that this is a very late 1912 Demi Tonneau, with the straight side body. The late parts manuals show this type of Demi Tonneau body, but this is the only picture I have seen. Thanks to Gil Fitzhugh for the great photo.
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This photo appeared in the tour book for our 2004 E-M-F Company outing. Though not real clear, it looks like a 1912 Demi to me.
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1912 Demi Tonneau owned by John and Amy Daly, awaiting restoration. Follow the restoration of this car on the RESTORATION page. You can CLICK HERE to go to the RESTORATION PAGE.
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1912 Demi Tonneau owned by John S. Carroll at the time the picture was taken. This picture was found in an article on the EMF in an issue of "Automobile Quarterly", Volume 17, number 4 (1979) on page 359.

It could be that this car is now in Austria or Germany. I found a car that looks very similar on the "Automobilmuseum Stainz Diashow" website (No longer available). Both cars have the cowl lights mounted wrong, have hand Klaxon horns on the drivers side, same incorrect tail light. Could they be the same car?
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1912 Demi Tonneau owned by Jim Crawford (Passed away Summer 2000) at the time the picture was taken. This car is now owned by Bill and Judy Day of Millington IL. (That's Right, they are my neighbors).
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1912 Demi Tonneau Once owned by Bob Abarta. The current owner is Steve Dillon.
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1912 Demi Tonneau owned by Ken Campbell. Photo taken on the 2004 E-M-F Factory Tour.
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1912 Miscellaneous
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This chassis drawing is from the Information Manual for 1912. Select the link to go to the manuals page.
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This photo was found on a postcard. Looks like this E-M-F had been stripped down for racing. Love the way te exhaust comes through the hood.
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