WE Burns and Brothers Carriage Works
Automotive manufacturer Havre de Grace in Maryland;USA From 1908 to 1912.
WE Burns and Brothers Carriage Works , was an early American manufacturer of carriages and automobiles . They were sold as Burns .
WE Burns and Brothers Carriage Works in Havre de Grace in Maryland ,was founded by Walter Elsworth Burns in 1896 the company started with carriage production. His brothers Reese, Alfred, Charles and Jonathan were later also joined the company. In addition, cars were built between 1908 and 1912. Sales remained low.
First built was a highwheeler, the vehicles were well suited to the bad roads at that time, especially in the western US. However, Maryland is in the East, where highwheelers were little in demand. Only in 1912 the vehicles were adjusted and made lower.From 1908 and 1909 there was a model with an air-cooled two-cylinder engine and 16 hp power. The engine power was transmitted via a friction gear and two chains to the rear axle. The wheelbase was 229 cm. There was a choice of superstructures as the High Wheeled Buggy and the two-seater Transformable Coupé .
1910, the wheelbase was extended to 244 cm. In the buggy, the engine now made 14 hp. The coupe , however, had a four-cylinder engine , which was specified with 18/20 hp.From 1911 only two-cylinder models were available as a transformable coupe in the range. In the year the engine made 12 hp. The chassis still had 244 cm wheelbase.In 1912, the engine power was increased to 15 hp and the wheelbase extended to 254 cm.
Burns Brothers Model overview (1908-1912)
Power ( PS )
High Wheeled Buggy, 2-seater transformable coupe
High Wheeled Buggy