Pierce-Arrow Limousine

Collection Type

  • Transportation

Date

1936

GUSN

GUSN-175137

Description

Limousine with enclosed body. Painted black with chrome trim and monogrammed "SWP" doors. there are four doors and one trunk. The driver's and passenger windows are made of early safety glass, which has discolored and frizzled. The chrome archer mascot in the center of the hood is missing his bow and arrow. There are two spare tires located on either side of the hood, just behind the fender mounted headlights (a Pierce-Arrow trademark). The front grill and front and rear bumpers are made of chrome. The framework of the car is constructed out of northern white ash and covered by nineteen gage steel panels. The limousine has a 12-cylinder engine and a 147 inch wheelbase. The 1603 series was redesigned to be more aerodynamic and modern looking. The interior of the limousine is separated into two sections by a window between the driver's and passenger section. The driver's seat is a single leather bench seat. The passenger compartment has a single bench seat across the rear of the car upholstered in gray broadcloth. There are two folding jump seats that fold into the back of the driver's seat when not in use. The interior upholstery has suffered extensive moth and rodent damage. The limousine has not been restored and the paint, leather and upholstery are original.

Details

Descriptive Terms

limousines
white ash (wood)
steel (alloy)
safety glass
rubber (material)
chrome steel
leather
cloth
glass (material)
Automobile

Inscription

"SWP" (Painted on all four doors)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P082

Maker

Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company (Manufacturer)

Object Type

Land Transportation -- Motorized

Dimensions

69 8/16 x 73 8/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.505

Places

New York state (United States)
Buffalo (Erie county, New York state)