2008 as found2009 Come to lifeController after being restoredController as found Rear battery area before being restoredCleaned up rear battery areaFront Battery areaOld 1920's filament heater on firewall
OwnerJack Standish
LocationHermiston, Oregon United States map
Vehicle1918 Detroit Model 74 (Dual control)
Of the 1,139 total Detroit Electrics vehicles made in 1918, This is the
only know 1918
Detroit Electric Model 74 Dual control remaining.
Motor Series Wound DC
260 pound 4.85 hp electric motor
Built by Anderson Electric Automobile Co.
DrivetrainHas two levers that control the vehicle- the one tiller is for steering and
the other operates the mechanical controller for speed and direction
The short lever controls the electric power or current and is held in the
left hand. It is pushed through five notches. On number 1 the wheels
hardly turn and on number 5 it is at full speed.
Batteries14 Trojan T-105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage84 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge
84 volt 13 amp
HeaterCoal burning heater made by Clark
InstrumentationInstrument on the dash panel is a battery power indicator (ampere hour
meter) made by the Sangama Electric Company of Springfield, Illinois
Top Speed23 MPH (37 KPH)
With mechanical brakes to the rear wheels and electrical brakes to the
motor one would not want to go any faster.
Acceleration0-23 mph down hill in about 30 seconds
Range75 Miles (120 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Current:13,562 Miles (21,821 Kilometers)
Seating Capacitytwo single seats forward and bench seat which will hold 3 thin adults
Curb Weight3,500 Pounds (1,590 Kilograms)
Being over 7 foot 4 inches tall and a lot of battery weight the ride is
smooth with the leaf springs
TiresFirestone Non-Skid
4 1/2 X 34
Additional FeaturesBetween 1906 and 1939 over 12,300 cars and 575 trucks were produced under the Detroit Electric
name in Detroit, Michigan. From 1906 they were made by the Anderson Carriage Co., from 1911 by
the Anderson Electric Car Co., from 1919 the Detroit Electric Car Co., and from 1933 until 1939 the
Detroit Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Co.
Both Henry Ford and Thomas Edison purchased three Detroit Electric cars each.

The work to bring this Detroit Electric back to life was done at Storage Battery Systems, Inc.
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. They have been in the Battery Business since 1915 and still retain on
staff a expert on antique Electric vehicles service and repair. From work on the old style brakes to
fixing the reversing switches or rebuilding mechanical controllers they will will do a good job in putting
the old Electrics back on the road. 262-703-5800

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