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Stop Ahead: 1925

Stop Ahead: 1925

San Francisco, 1925. "Jewett touring car from rear." Going forward, the end of the road for the Jewett brand was just a year away. 5x7 glassneg. View full size.

 

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Harry's Prediction for 1927

In January of 1926, Harry M. Jewett, president of both the Paige and Jewett car companies, predicted that fewer car companies would exist in 1927. He probably did not believe his firm would be one of the enterprises that had vanished. Below is the beginning of an article from the Healdsburg (California) Tribune, from January 2, 1926, which stated his prediction. Farther on in the piece he stated, "The weak and inefficient are going by the wayside."

When Jewett ended production, after about 40,000 had been made from 1922 - 1926 (some sources mention production actually ended in January 1927), the Jewett car became the Paige Model 6-45. The 6-45 can be seen on Shorpy here.

Spare Tire Cover

The spare tire cover message was painted by Clyde C. Hinshaw. Clyde and his wife Sadie resided at 1910 Divisadero Street while his shop was located at 1728 Sacramento Street. The Zillow estimate for apartment 6 (2 br 1 ba) at 1910 Divisadero, if on the market, is $2,472,952.

I'm speechless.

72,000 and Still Going

Even though I remember the days when 72,000 miles on a car meant it was nearly ready for the junkyard, I have to comment on my recent used car purchase. I just bought a 1999 Jeep Wrangler and I paid a bit of a premium because it was advertised as having low miles. The Jeep has 91,000 miles on it and most of the Jeeps of this age range from 130,000 to 160,000. Times have changed.

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