Browne Family Auto Accident, c.1914, E-M-F Automobile, Talladega, Alabama

Browne Family Auto Accident, c.1914, E-M-F Automobile, Talladega, Alabama

The Cecil Browne Family owned one of the few automobiles in town during the early teens of the 20th Century. This car is an "E-M-F." automobile, probably the 1912 model. His daughter, Nina Browne, poses with friends after an accident. (source: Vern Scott Collection, Talladega Public Library)

E-M-F Automobiles were manufactured in Detroit from 1909 through 1912. Barney Everitt, William Metzger and Walter Flanders founded the E-M-F Co. in 1908. The company drove a colorful path through the early Detroit auto business. By innovating many new concepts of mass production, E-M-F propelled itself into second place in the industry behind Ford Motor Co. Its nine plants made E-M-F the largest employer in Detroit. Known for creative marketing, enlightened labor relations and cars of value and style, E-M-F and Flanders 20 vehicles sold in dealerships around the globe. By 1913, however, E-M-F was no more. It had become the core of Studebaker’s operations. (source: Flickr member Paul Nichol, more info here.)

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