Submitted by Nute Chapman
From Onaway Outlook July 19, 2013
CAPTION #1: THE CENTER hub cover shows that the wheel was most likely from a Lincoln.
CAPTION #2: LOCAL BUSINESSMAN Brian Janeczek proudly displays one of his favorite pieces of Onaway history.
All sales of all-wood wheels from 1921 to March 10, 1925. Listed are the names of car companies sold to:
Apperson 1,025 Bay State 31 Cadillac 31,379 Case 1,128 Cole 5,055 Columbia 810 Duesenburg 315 Elcar 394 Flint 26,030 Gemmer 728 Hayner 22 Hupp 12,550 Jordan 20,620 Kissell 2,777 Lafayette 325 Levine 350 Lexington 431 Long 900 Mcfarlan 414 Mitchell 100 Oakland 2,790 Packard 12,026 Paige 2,075 Peerless 15,762 Pierce Arrow 7,410 Premier 64 R. And V. 310 Rickenbacker 20,200 Ross 2,200 Rubay 50 Stearns 3,065 Sterling-Keiser 1,100 Studebaker 149,642 Stutz 1,700 Westcott 2,315 Willis 3,030 Winton 925
Lobdell's total wheel production for this time period was over 1,000,000 wheels per year. An interesting note here is that W. Ford did not use Lobdell's wheels, except the all-wood wheel on some of the Lincolns. Ford made his own wheels. One has to wonder here, if you Ford collectors out there with Model T's, Model A's or Model B's have a Lobdell wheel or a Ford wheel. To show your "Tin Lizzy" at a car show and be all original I guess you would need a Ford wheel.
-From The Onaway Outlook, July 19, 2013, p. 3. Retyped by J. Anderson.