1910 BRUSH RUNABOUT
(E SERIES – 80” Wheelbase)
In newspaper advertisements in 1910, this Runabout is advertised in bold, black letters, as EVERYMAN’S CAR. One approximately 11” X 13” ad has a large illustration of this car and proudly boasts, in part….
Think of it - $485 for the best built, most thoroughly proven, easiest riding, most economical, handiest small automobile in the world!
"The new 1910 Brush Runabout not only outclasses all small cars but is far ahead of its own previous high standards. We could not build a car of the quality of the 1910 Brush if we merely imitated the big cars with their complicated parts and all parts necessarily smaller and weaker. The Brush has always been and still is the only real Runabout built in America.
The new 1910 Brush is not a designer’s dream but the result of years of experience and knowledge acquired by manufacturing 3,000 Brushes that are in daily use. It is a car which with one chassis adapts itself perfectly by change of bodies to a hundred different ones.
The Brush has the fewest possible parts but they are of sufficient size and strength to stand the hardest knocks. While the balanced motor is the most remarkable feature of the 1910 Brush, we have made numerous other improvements and refinements, Here are some of them: wheel-base lengthened 6 inches; more graceful and rakish lines; Mercedes-type radiator; non-selective control; universal coupling shaft; improved dust-proof commutator; multiple disc low and reverse clutches, transmission control levers entirely housed and oil-tight; more quiet muffler."
The Brush Runabout was a light two-passenger American Automobile designed by Alanson P. Brush in 1907. The first Brush used a single-cylinder 12 HP engine with chain drive and solid tires – the cost in 1907 was $780.
By 1908, competition drove the price down to less than $500 and in 1912 a stripped-down version, called the “Liberty Brush” sold for only $350.
Brush Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan produced automobiles from 1907 to 1913.