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Technical Stromberg Carburetor Customer List

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  1. carbking
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    carbking
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    This information is probably too old for most, but some may find it interesting:

    The Stromberg Carburetor Customer List is as complete as I can make it.

    The following documents (or groups of documents) have been combined into one database:

    (A) Stromberg card file dated 1918 (supposedly, these were sent to distributors, but have located only one group of cards, incomplete)

    (B) Stromberg Sales and Service Manual dated 1920 - available to distributors

    (C) Stromberg Sales and Service Manual dated 1926

    (D) Stromberg Sales and Service Manual dated 1929

    (E) Stromberg Sales and Service Manual dated 1937

    (F) Experimental Carburetor Index - began in 1929, believe I have the only original, as it was kept in the Office of the Chief Engineer

    (G) Code Index - best guess is this was begun in 1934, again, believe I have the only original, also from the Office of the Chief Engineer

    (H) Existing drawings and blueprints - not complete. At some point these were archived on 500 foot rolls of microfilm - no fun!

    Have been working at this project since roughly 1980.

    There are 11,307 individual records in the database. The first task was to enter each individual record into the database. Each was typed, scanning was not possible. At the time, typos were hopefully eliminated (and hopefully, new ones were not introduced). Sample: Grass-Premier was often spelled Gross-Premier. Next was to attempt to get a uniform name for each customer. Example: Mack Trucks were about equally listed as Mack and International Motors (parent company). This was a nightmare! But done to the best of my ability.

    Below is a copy of the index. Reference numbers 1 - 268 are original Stromberg code numbers. Reference numbers above 268 are numbers that I assigned to identify these companies. Sorry about the mis-aligned columns. Lining these things from one computer to another seems to be above my pay grade!!!!!

    Jon.

    Stromberg Customer Index

    Customer name Reference

    Abbott-Detroit 270
    Acadia Gas Engines Company 116
    Acason Motor Truck Company 271
    Ace Motor Car Company 272
    ACF (American Car & Foundry Company) 132
    Acme Motor Truck Company 129
    Acme Road Machine Company 158
    Acorn Motor Truck Company 273
    Adler 274
    Advance-Rumely Company 275
    Aero Plane & Motor 276
    Aeromarine 277
    Aeronautical Corporation 278
    Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company 71
    Aircooled Motors 279
    AirCraft 280
    Ajax 281
    Akron Motor Company 282
    All-American Truck Company 283
    Allen Motor Car Company 284
    Allentown 285
    Alliance 286
    Allied Products Manufacturing Company 380
    Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company 128
    American Austin Car Company 73
    American Bantam 258
    American Commercial 288
    American Foundry Equipment Company 289
    American Foundry Equipment Company 238
    American Hoist & Derrick Company 175
    American LaFrance Fire Engine Company 99
    American Motor Body Co. 170
    American Motor Truck Company 287
    American Shell Products 290
    American Steel Exp. 291
    Amtorg Trading Corporation 292
    Anderson Motor Company 293
    Andover A. F. 294
    Apex Motor Manufacturing Company 253
    Apperson 295
    Armleder Motor Truck Company 296
    Atlas Motor Car Company 297
    Atterbury Motor Car Company 298
    Auburn Automobile Company 17
    Austin 300
    Austin Automobile Company 299
    Austin Machinery Corporation 241
    Austro-Daimler 301
    Auto Trans Walker Vehicle 302
    Autocar Company 31
    Automatic Machine Company 169
    Automatic Transpart Company 229
    Automotive Res. 303
    Available Truck Company 70
    Avery Company 226
    Axelson Company 305
    F. C. Austin Manufacturing Company 219
    Templar Motors Company 304
    A. D. Baker Company 269

    Banting Manufacturing Company 306
    Barber-Greene Company 227
    Barnes 307
    Bartlett Motor Truck Company 308
    Bates Machine & Tractor Company 309
    Bay City Shovel Company 247
    Bay State 310
    Beaver Manufacturing Company 264
    Beechcraft 311
    Beggs Motor Car Company 312
    Bell Motor Car Company 313
    Bendix Export Division 252
    Bendix Products 314
    Bendix-Perrot 315
    Bergius Company 316
    Bessemer Truck Company 317
    Bethlehem Motors Corporation 318
    Betz Motor Truck Company 319
    Bickle Fire Engine Company 68
    Biederman Motors Corporation 192
    Birmingham Motors 320
    Boat Engines Incorporated 61
    Bour-Davis 321
    Bowen Motors Railway Corporation 172
    Bradley & Son 322
    Brennan Manufacturing Company 146
    Brewster & Company 323
    Bridgeport Company 75
    Briggs & Stratton 324
    Briscoe 325
    Brockway Motor Company 49
    Brown Equipment & Manufacturing Company 245
    Brownback 326
    Browning Crane Company 262
    Buckeye Traction Company 81
    Bucyrus-Erie Company 149
    Buda Engine 35
    Buffalo Fire Appliance Company 267
    Buffalo Gas Engine Company 123
    Buffalo Motor 327
    Buffalo Springfield Roller Company 107
    Buick Motor Company 7
    Byers Machinery Company 89
    F. L. Buchanan Limited 117
    J. G. Brill Company 212

    C & W 328
    C. C. C. 329
    Cadillac Motor Company 205
    Caldwell 330
    Carr Marine Engines 331
    Carrol 332
    Case Motor Car Division 333
    Caterpillar Tractor Company 213
    Chain Belt Company 190
    Chalmers Motor Company 335
    Champion 336
    Chandler Motor Car Company 161
    Chase Motor Truck Company 337
    Checker Cab Company 265
    Chevolair 338
    Chevrolet Motor Car Company 14
    Chicago 339
    Chris-Craft Boat Company 254
    Chrysler Corporation 4
    Cincinnai St. Ry. Co. 340
    Citroen 341
    City Transit Co. 342
    Clark Brothers Company 228
    Clark Equipment Company 121
    Clarkspeed 343
    Cleveland Motor Car Company 344
    Cleveland Tractor Company 141
    Climax Engineering Company 51
    Climber Motor Corporation 345
    Clyde Iron Works 206
    Clydesdale Motor Truck Company 72
    Cockshutt Plow Company 346
    Cole Motor Car Company 347
    Coleman Truck Corporation 148
    Columbia Motors 348
    Comet Automobile Company 349
    Commerce Motor Truck Company 350
    Commonwealth Motors 351
    Consolidated Shipbuilding Company 134
    Continental Motors Company 34
    Co-op Tractor 255
    Corbitt Motor Truck Company 64
    Cord 102
    Courier Automobile Company 352
    Crawford Automobile Company 353
    Crosley Aircraft 354
    Crow-Elkhart Motor Company 355
    Cullen-Friestedt Company 174
    Cummins 356
    Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company 357
    Cushman Motor Works 358
    J. I. Case Company 244
    James Cunningham, Son and Company 115

    Briggs-Detroiter Motor Car Company 371
    Daimler 359
    Daniels Motor Car Company 360
    Dart Motor Company 57
    Daton Shoal 361
    Davenport Locomotive Works 362
    Davis Motor Car Company 363
    Day-Elder Motors Corporation 94
    De Vaux 364
    Dearborn Motor Truck Company 365
    Defiance-Turnbell Motor Truck Company 366
    DeLuxe Cab 367
    Denby Motor Truck Company 368
    DeSoto Division 16
    Detroit Branch 370
    Detroit Motor Trucks 369
    Diamond T Motor Car Company 66
    Divco 235
    Dixie 372
    Dodge - Canada 373
    Dodge Division 3
    Doman-Marks Engine Company 131
    Domestic 374
    Dorris Motor Car Company 375
    Dort Motor Car Company 376
    Douglas Truck Manufacturing Company 154
    Duesenberg Motors Company 59
    Duplex Truck Company 62
    Durant Motor Car Company 85

    A. C. Ernst (Marine engines) 188
    Earl Motor Manufacturing Company 377
    Easthope Brothers Limited 250
    Eclipse Aviation Corporation 378
    Elcar Carriage & Motor Car Company 379
    Elco Works Electric Boat Company 201
    Elgin Sweeper Company 260
    Elkhart Motor Truck Company 381
    Emerson-Brantingham Company 382
    E-M-F 383
    Empire Motor Car Company 384
    Engelsted 385
    Engine & Machine Company 386
    Erd Motor Company 200
    Erskine 63
    Essex Motor Company 21
    Euclid Road Machinery Company 233

    F. R. H. 387
    Fageol Motors Company 100
    Fairbanks Morse & Company 223
    Fairchild Aircraft Limited 388
    Fairmont Railway Manufacturing Inc. 185
    Falcon-Knight 389
    Fate-Root-Heath Company 92
    Fay & Bowen Engine Company 216
    Fay & Bowen Engine Company 390
    Federal Motor Truck Company 82
    Flanders Automobile Company 391
    Flint Motors 210
    Flxible Sidecar Company 257
    Foote Brothers Gear & Machinery Company 187
    Foote Company 48
    Ford - Canada 392
    Ford Motor Company 2
    Fordson 164
    Four Wheel Drive Auto Company 93
    Franklin Automobile Company 20
    Freeman 393
    Frisbie Engine & Machine Company 394
    Frisco Standard Engine Company 243
    Fuller & Johnson Manufacturing Company 395
    Fulton Motor Truck Company 396

    Gahl Company 398
    Galion Iron Works 193
    Gardner Denver Company 198
    Gardner Motor Company 166
    Garford Motor Truck Company 186
    Garford Motor Truck Company 136
    Gary Motor Truck Company 399
    Gen. Air Motor 400
    General Electric Company 401
    General Excavator Company 65
    General Motors Corporation 23
    George D. Whitcomb Company 402
    George Haise Manufacturing Company 403
    Gifford-Wood Company 118
    Glen Wright 404
    Glenn L. Martin Company 397
    Gordon-Australia 405
    Gotfredson Truck 69
    Graham-Paige Motors Corporation 9
    Gramm Motor Company 176
    Gramm-Bernstein Company 406
    Grant Motor Company 407
    Grasselli 408
    Grass-Premier Truck Company 194
    Gravely Motor Plow & Cultivator Company 209

    Gray Marine Motor Company 44
    Gray Motor Corporation 409

    H. C. S. Motor Car Company 410
    H.A.L. Motor Car Company 412
    Hahn Motors Incorporated 67
    Hahn-Selden 411
    Hale Fire Pump Company 207
    Hal-Fur Motor Truck Company 413
    Hall Motor Truck Company 414
    Halladay Motor Car Company 415
    Hall-Scott Motor Car Company 152
    Hanley Engineering Service 416
    Hanley Engineering Service 246
    Hannah Motor Truck Company 417
    Hanson Clutch 418
    Harnischfeger Corporation 83
    Harvey Machine 420
    Harvey Motor Truck Works 419
    Hatfield Motor Vehicle Company 421
    Havers Motor Car Company 422
    Haynes Automobile Company 423
    Hendrickson Motor Truck Company 78
    Henney Motor Company 114
    Hercules Engine Corporation 27
    Herff-Brooks Corporation 424
    Hess Marine Motors 425
    Hobart Brothers Company 261
    Hoche-Werke 426
    Hollier 427
    Holmes Motor Vehicle Company 428
    Holt Caterpillar Company 91
    Huber Manufacturing Company 199
    Hudson Motor Car Company 22
    Huffman Brothers Motor Company 429
    Hug Truck Company 179
    Humber Limited 430
    Hupmobile 19
    Hyatt 431
    Hyster 432

    Independent Motor Truck Company 434
    Indiana Truck Corporation 30
    Ingersoll Rand 184
    International Harvester Company 32
    International Harvester Company - Australia 433
    International Machinery 435
    Inter-State Automobile Company 436
    Interstate Power Company 437
    Invincible Motors Corporation 438
    Iowa 439

    James B. Clow & Sons 440
    J. C. Jarrett Motor & Finance Company 224
    Jack & Heintz Precision Industries 441
    Jackson Automobile Company 442
    Jacobs Aircraft Engine Company 443
    Jewett Motors Incorporated 445
    Jordan Motor Car Company 76
    Thomas B. Jeffery Company 444

    Kaiser-Frazer Corporation 266
    Kalamazoo Railway Supply Company 217
    Kelly-Springfield Motor Truck Company 222
    Kenworth Motor Truck Company 106
    Kenworthy Motor Company 446
    Kermath Marine Engines 42
    Keystone Driller Company 189
    Kiekhaefer Aeromarine Motors 268
    Kimball 447
    King Motor Car Company 448
    King-Zeitler Company 218
    Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation 334
    Kirkham 449
    Kissel Motor Car Company 119
    Kleiber Motor Truck Company 95
    Knox Automobile Company 450
    Knox Fire Engine 248
    Koehring Company 60
    Krettinger 451
    K-R-I-T Motor Car Company 452
    M. Kilby 469
    S. Kimura & Company 54

    Lafayette Motors Corporation 453
    LaFrance-Republic Company 454
    Lambert Aircraft Corporation 455
    Lange Motor Truck Company 160
    Larrabee-Deyo Motor Truck Company 203
    LaSalle 11
    Lathrop Engine Company 202
    Lawrance Aero Engine Company 456
    Lawson Tractor 457
    LeBlond Aircraft Engine Corporation 458
    LeBlond-Schacht Truck Company 104
    Lee Motor Co. 459
    Lehman 460
    Lenape aircraft engines 461
    LeRoi Company 130
    Lever 462
    Lexington Motor Company 463
    Liberty Motor Car Company 464
    Lima Locomotive Works 153
    Lincoln Motor Company 40
    Link Belt Company 196
    Linn Manufacturing Company 239
    Locomobile 162
    Lombard Traction Engine Company 237
    London Branch (Bendix) 36
    Lone Star Motor Truck and Tractor Association 465
    Long Island 466
    Lou Moore 467
    Lozier Motor Company 468
    Lycoming Foundry & Machine Company 41

    M.P Moller Motor Car Company 470
    Maccar Trucks 38
    Mack Trucks Incorporated 24
    Maibohm Motors Company 471
    Manchester Trucks 472
    Marcland 473
    Marion Steam Shovel Company 474
    Marmon Motor Car Company 55
    Marmon-Herrington 475
    Marquette 476
    Marwin Motor Truck Company 477
    Mason Motor Truck Company 478
    Massey-Harris Company 249
    Master Truck Incorporated 479
    Matthews Boat Company 480
    Maxwell Motor Company 481
    McCormick-Deering Tractor Company 103
    McCulloch Aircraft Corporation 482
    McFarlan Motor Corporation 483
    McKeene Motor Car 259
    McKiernan-Terry Corporation 234
    Menasco Motors Company 484
    Menominee Motor Truck Company 485
    Mercer Motors Cars 486
    Mercury 487
    Merit Motor Company 488
    Meteor Motor Car Company 139
    Metz Company 489
    Mianus Motor Company 230
    Michigan Hearse and Motor Company 491
    Michigan Motor Car Company 490
    Michigan Screw 492
    Miller Motor Corporation 204
    Milwaukee Locomotive Company 150
    Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Company 145
    Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company 155
    Minneapolis-Moline 108
    Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company 493
    Modern Marine Engines Works 208
    Moline Automobile Company 494
    Moline Plow Company 495
    Monarch Tractor Company 496
    Monitor Motor Car Company 497
    Monroe Motor Car Company 498
    Moon Motor Car Company 191
    Moore Motor Vehicle Company 499
    Moose Crane 500
    Moreland C & L 501
    Moreland Truck Company 240
    Multifoote Sales Company 502
    Municipal Supply Company 503
    Murray & Tregurtha Incorporated 504
    Myers-Sherman Company 168

    Nash Motors 8
    National Motor Vehicle Company 505
    National Truck Association 506
    Naval Air Factory 507
    Nelson-LeMoon Motor Truck Company 120
    New Britain-Gridley 508
    New England Truck Company 125
    New Era Engineering Company 510
    New Era Motors Corporation 509
    New York Yacht Launch & Engine Company 197
    Niagara 511
    Noble Motor Truck Corporation 512
    Noma Motors Corporation 513
    North Engine Company 514
    Northway Engine Works 515
    Northwest Crane & Northwest Engines 84
    Northwestern Motor Company 101
    Norwalk Motor Car Company 516
    Novo Engine Company 517
    School Of Engineering Univ. North Carolina 567

    O. K. Clutch & Machinery Company 182
    Oakland Motor Car Company 80
    O'Connell Motor Truck Company 518
    Old Reliable Motor Truck 519
    Oldsmobile Motor Vehicle Company 5
    Olympian Motors Company 520
    Onan Company 521
    Oneida Motor Truck Company 522
    Opel 523
    Orton Crane & Shovel Company 167
    Osgood Company 77
    Oshkosh Motor Truck Company 90
    Oswald Machinery Company 127
    Overland Automobile Company 524

    Bendix - Paris Branch 37
    Pablo Horns 525
    Packard Motor Car Company 10
    Paige Automobile Company 526
    Palmer Brothers Engines Inc 140
    Pan-American Motors Corporation 527
    Paragon Motor Car Company 528
    Parenti Motors Corporation 529
    Parker Motor Truck Company 530
    Parsons Company 74
    Partin Manufacturing Company 531
    Pathfinder Company 533
    Patriot Manufacturing Company 126
    Patten 534
    Peerless Marine Motor Corporation 225
    Peerless Motor Car Company 58
    Peoples Motor Bus Company 535
    Peter Pirsch & Sons Company 221
    Piedmont Motor Car Company 536
    Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company 18
    Pilot Motor Car Company 537
    Pittsburger 538
    Plymouth 15
    Pontiac Motor Division 13
    Pratt & Whitney 539
    Premier Motor Manufacturing Company 540
    Preston Motors 541
    Pullman Company 542
    Pyle National Company 543
    W. A. Paterson Company 532

    Quinn & McGill Motor Supply Company 544

    R. & V. Knight Automobile 545
    R. M. Cutting 546
    Rambler Company 547
    Ranger Aircraft Engines 548
    Ransome 549
    Red Wing Motor Company 46
    Regal Marine Engines 47
    Rehberger Motor Truck Company 550
    Reiland & Bree Truck Company 177
    Relay Motor Truck Company 178
    Reliance Motor Truck Company 551
    Renault 552
    Reo Motor Car Company 12
    Republic Motor Truck Company 144
    Revere Motor Car Corporation 553
    Reynolds Motor Truck Company 554
    Richmond 555
    Rickenbacker Motor Company 556
    Riise Engine Company 50
    Roamer 557
    Roberts Motor Company 45
    Rock Island Plow Company 105
    Rockne Motors Corporation 53
    Rocky Motors 558
    Ross Carrier Company 137
    Rotary Motors 559
    Ruggles Motor Truck Company 560

    S. du Str. 561
    S. H. Arnold 562
    S.K. F. Industries 214
    Safeway 563
    Sanderson Cyclone Drill Company 564
    Sandow Motor Truck Company 565
    Sanford Motor Truck Company 87
    Saxon Motor Car Company 566
    Sayers & Scoville Company 156
    Schramm Incorporated 33
    Schwartz Motor Truck Corporation 568
    Scott 569
    Scripps Motor Company 43
    Scripps-Booth Company 570
    Seagrave Corporation 97
    Seaman Motors 571
    Selden Motor Vehicle Company 572
    Service Trucks 573
    Severin Motor Car Company 574
    Seymour 575
    Shell Oil Co. 576
    Shick-Buick 577
    Shockey 578
    Signal Motor Truck Company 579
    Skagit Steel & Iron Works 86
    Soci‚t‚ des Avions Bernard 580
    Southern Sugar 581
    Speeder Machinery Company 232
    Speedway Engines 582
    Sperry Products Company 583
    St. Cloud 584
    Stafford Motor Car Company 585
    Standard Gas Engine Company 111
    Standard Motor Construction Company 138
    Standard Motor Truck Company 586
    Standard Motors 588
    Stanwood Motor Car Company 587
    Star Drilling Machine Company 157
    Star Marine Engine Works 231
    Star Motor Car Company 98
    Staughton 589
    Stearns Motors Manufacturing Company 110
    Stearns-Knight 590
    Steel Products 591
    Steinmetz Electric Corp 592
    Stephens Motor Car Company 593
    Sterling Engine Company 122
    Sterling Motor Truck Company 113
    Sterling-Knight 594
    Stevens-Duryea 595
    Stewart Motor Corporation 28
    Stoughton Wagon Company 596
    Stover Engine Company 256
    Stromberg standard carburetor 1
    Studebaker Corporation 6
    Stutz Motor Car Company 56
    Sullivan Truck 597
    Superior Coach Company 263
    Superior Trailer Manufacturing Corporation 173
    Swan Manifolds 598
    Szekely Engineering Limited 163

    T. L. Smith Company 159
    E. R. Thomas Motor Company 599
    Thew Automatic Shovel Company 88
    Thompson Machine Works 180
    Thorne Motor Corporation 600
    Thorpe Gas Electric 601
    Three Point Truck 602
    Tioga Tractor Company 603
    Titan Truck Company 151
    Toote 604
    Topp-Stewart Tractor Company 605
    Tower Motor Truck Company 606
    Towmotor Corporation 607
    Trabold Company 608
    Transport Motor Truck Company 609
    Traub Company 610
    Triangle Motor Truck Company 611
    Trumbull Motor Car Company 612
    Twentieth Century 613
    Twin Coach Company 109

    U. S. S. R. 614
    Ultimate 616
    United Motor Products Company 617
    United Parcel Service Company 236
    United States Government 618
    United States Motor Corporation 619
    United States Motor Truck 620
    United States Motor Truck Company 615
    Universal Crane Company 165
    Universal Motor Company 39
    Universal Motor Truck Company 621
    University of South Dakota 622
    Ursus Company 623

    Van Blerck Motor Company 183
    Vaughan Motor Company 133
    Vauxhall Company 625
    Velie Motor Car Company 211
    Victor Kliesrath 624
    Victor Motor Truck Company 626
    Viking 52
    Vim Motor Truck Company 627
    Vivian Engine Works Limited 628
    Volkswagen 629
    Vulcan Iron Works 124

    H.E. Wilcox Motor Car Company 647
    W.H.S. 630
    Waco Aircraft Company 631
    Walker Vehicles 632
    Wallis Tractor Company 633
    Walter Motor Truck Company 181
    Ward LaFrance Truck Corporation 135
    Warmington Company 195
    Warner 634
    Warren Motor Car Company 635
    Watson Wagon Compan 636
    Waukegan 637
    Waukesha Motor Company 26
    Waukesha Motor Truck Company 638
    Wayne Automobile Company 639
    Weber Engine Company 251
    Weir Kilby Corporation 640
    Wellman Seaver Morgan Company 143
    Werner Motor Corporation 641
    Westcott Motor Car Company 642
    Western Austin Company 220
    Western Reserve Air Motors Corporation 643
    Western Wheeled Scraper Company 644
    Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company 142
    Wheels, Inc 645
    Whippet 79
    Whitcomb Locomotive Company 147
    White Hickory 646
    White Motor Corporation 29
    Wichita Falls Manufacturing Company 112
    Wills Sainte Claire 648
    Willys-Knight 96
    Winther Motor Truck Company 649
    Winton Light Plant 215
    Winton Motor Carriage Company 650
    Wisconsin Motor Manufacturing Company 25
    Wisconsin Tractor Company 651
    Wolverine Trucks 652
    Woods Brothers 653
    Woolery Machine Company 242
    Woolery Machine Company 654
    Worthington 655
    Wright Aeronautical Corporation 656
    Wright Machine Company 171
    WSM, Van Blerck, Elco 657

    Yellow Cab Company 658
    Yellow Coach Manufacturing Company 659
    Yellow Sleeve Engine Works 660
    Yuba Ball Tread 661

    Zenith Carburetor Company 662
     
  2. Torana68
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    from Australia

    What’s the number after the company name indicate?
     
  3. carbking
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    carbking
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    Company reference number.

    Number 1-268 were assigned by Stromberg.

    Number 269 and higher assigned by me for companies for which Stromberg did not assign a number.

    Most Strombergs from 1935 up will have the reference (code) number as the prefix of the idenfication number stamped somewhere on the carburetor.

    Jon.
     
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  4. Budget36
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    Dang that’s a lot of work compiled
     
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  5. Atwater Mike
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    I started changing jets in the drag race car in 1954, and ever after that used Stromberg 81s, 97s on most of my engines, not to mention everybody else's, in duos, trios, and quartets for years. (yes, even sextets and octets)
    Then with the resurgence of hot rods in '68...even more, so Crimeny!
    Must have met a fair amount of them Strombergs then and now... LOL
     
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  6. Truck64
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    Stromberg-Carlson made radios & electronics... is that the same guys, or a different batch?
     
  7. carbking
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    carbking
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    Stromberg Carburetor and Stromberg-Carlson were totally different companies, although interestingly, both originated in Chicago.

    The Stromberg carburetor was originally called the Goldberg, but the name was changed early on due to "political correctness" (even in the early 1900's!).

    Somewhere, and don't ask me where, I have one of the early Goldberg carbs with Goldberg cast on the bowl cover.

    Jon.
     
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  8. saltracer219
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    Wow, thats a lot of work! I for one really appreciate you sharing this info with us, thank you!
     
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  9. Zcraig
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    Zcraig

    A tremendous amount of work went into compiling this information. Thank you, CarbKing. If the earliest source material was 1918, Stromberg was still keeping records of defunct companies. I own a 1912 MICHIGAN automobile equipped with a Stromberg B No. 4 carburetor on a Buda engine. Michigan Motor Car Company (your reference #490) was bankrupt and out of business by late 1913 - early 1914. It was previously known as "Michigan Buggy Company" and was famous for carriages - which did not require carburetors, but did require hay for the power source.
     
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    Whew! That's a relief, From the thread title I thought Clive had a data breach! :cool:
     
  11. Mr48chev
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    Yup it started one wondering but what an impressive amount of work to put that together that I imagine happened over a good number of years and wasn't done in the last two weeks.
     
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  12. AHotRod
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    So very interesting Jon, Thank you for sharing with us all.
     
  13. carbking
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    carbking
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    Zcraig - I have earlier Stromberg references, but those are included in the card file. Lots of original stuff was missing by the time I acquired the remains of the Stromberg files in approximately 1980. I show the Stromberg B-4 used on the 40 HP Michigan. As to the Michigan Buggy Company, it was not the intake that was the issue; rather it was the exhaust! ;)

    And I did start entering information into my database in 1980; so it has been a long haul. Occasionally, I am able to add information from a customer with an early application and a factory parts book.

    At the same time, I started a project of digitizing the drawings (have shared a couple of those here). I doubt seriously if I live long enough to finish this project (unless I win the lottery and can have it done by a data conversion company).

    Stromberg was sufficiently far-sighted about 1940 to microfilm all then existing drawings. While this provided an archive, the microfilm is difficult to use, as the rolls are 500 foot (you can place approximately 7500 drawings on one roll)! Have spent a LOT of both time and money in the process of digitizing, and a long way from complete.

    In the for what its worth category, I am the current caretaker (no one actually owns anything!) of the existing Stromberg, Carter, and Kingston carburetor files.

    Jon.
     
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  14. carbking
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    carbking
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    I mentioned in an earlier post that somewhere I had one of the very earliest Strombergs, which was called a Goldberg. Still haven't found the carburetor, but here is a copy of the drawing showing the Goldberg bowl cover:

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    This, it may be seen, is Stromberg part number 8, and is dated 10 January 1908.

    Jon.
     
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