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Telephone: 253-272-2336

Email: info@lemaymarymount.org

Address: 325 152nd St E., Tacoma, WA 98445

Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday:  9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

 

Last tour of the day begins at 3:00pm.

Monday: CLOSED

Highlights

- Maxwell in business 1904 to 1925.

- Production moved from Tarrytown, New Jersey to New Castle, Indiana in 1907.

- Maxwell was third in sales in 1909.

- Price new: $600.

 

 

Provenance

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Description

Maxwell’s were manufactured by the Maxwell-Briscoe Company of Tarrytown, New York from 1904 to 1925. Then in 1925 Walter Chrysler stepped in and took over Maxwell, renaming it Chrysler Corporation.

 

The AA Runabout was a light weight, economical car.  Maxwell advertised that, because of the car's light weight, a set of tires would easily last 7,000 miles while getting over 30 mpg. The slogan “Maxwell-Perfectly Simple, Simply Perfect” was prominently displayed along with  the logo on the top of much of its promotional literature.

 

The AA Runabout produced 12 hp, cost $600 new and was advertised as “the car the World has waited for”. 

 

The Maxwell is probably best known as Jack Benny’s car as featured on his radio program.

 

A 1909 Maxwell DA became the first car driven across the United States by a woman when Alice Ramsey completed her journey from New York to San Francisco on a highly publicized challenge by Maxwell to help entice more women to become drivers.

 

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Year: 1909

Make: Maxwell

Model: AA

Style: Roadster

Serial No: 5026

Color: Red

Engine Size

Engine Cylinders: I-2

Engine BHP: 12 BHP

Transmission: 3-Speed

1909 Maxwell AA Roadster