The Case Automobile

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Case Automobile[1]
Case Automobile[1]

In the middle of two of the Oklahoma Harvest photographs is a Case automobile and two men.

Joe and Louis Kirmse on the front fenders their Case Automobile[2]
Joe and Louis Kirmse on the front fenders their Case Automobile[2]
Joe and Louis Kirmse along side their Case Automobile[1]
Joe and Louis Kirmse along side their Case Automobile[1]
Look as the car radiator – it is a Case automobile – a luxury car of its day. I did not know before researching the Case car that the Case Corporation produced automobiles.

According to Racine History (http://www.racinehistory.com/jicase.html), “in 1910, the J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co. purchased the Pierce Motor Co. … The Case Company renamed the Automobile “Case” … Case automobiles came in Touring models, Sedans, Coupes, and a few sporting types. Case continued to build automobiles until the mid 1920s.”

You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjPmkmm7iBM ) presents an interesting slide show of the Case Automobile Company cars.

When

Circa 1910 – While the Joe Kirmse Shattuck Farm photograph is labeled 1907, the Case automobile was not produced until 1910 – hence the date is 1910 or later.

Where

Goodwin, Oklahoma – ┬ánear Goodwin, Oklahoma. The farms owned by Joe Kirmse and Louis Kirmse are 5 miles east of Goodwin, Oklahoma and southwest of Shattuck, Oklahoma.

Notes

  1. Scanned from photographs shared by Judy (Kirmse) Yordi, April 26, 2015.
  2. Helen (Kirmse) Hacker shared this photograph October 2003.