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1915--The Powell Lever Motor--1944
Inventor
Alvah L. Powell

Time Line 1915--The Powell Lever Motor--1944
"The Players"
Time Line



Alvah L. Powell
Inventor
The Powell Lever Motor

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C.F. Rainey
Believer & Financier



R. P. Rainey
Believer & Financier



Rex Rainey
Engineer


Charles A. Shaffer
Engineer



Philip Rinke
Engineer



C. C. Chronic
Engineer
# YEAR ITEM DESCRIPTION CITY STATE DATE SOURCE VIEW
1 1861 Born Alvah L. Powell ?? LA April 10? OH-DC Click
- 1916 Signed Articles of Incorporation The A. L. Powell Power Company Roundup MT May 10 SS-MT Click
- 1916 Filed & Received Charter The A. L. Powell Power Company Helena MT May 12 SS-MT Click
- 1916 Signed Amended Articles Capitol Stock-Raised To $1,000,000 Roundup MT May 17 SS-MT Click
- 1919 Board of Directors Meeting Voted To Move To Miles City Roundup MT Dec 19 SS-MT Click
- 1920 Moved Offices To Miles City Masonic Building Miles City MT Jan 5 SS-MT Click
- 1920 Power Demo-Double Power Northern Hotel Billings MT July 10 BG Click
- 1920 Special Stockholders Meeting Elks Hall-2pm Miles City MT Dec 8 SS-MT Click
- 1920 Board Votes To Change Name The A. L. Powell  Power Co, Inc. Miles City MT Dec 8 SS-MT Click
- 1920 Files Patent # 1,677,407 Internal Combustion Engine Washington DC Dec 8 USPO Click
- 1921 Files Copyright-Powell Power First Test Film-2 Reels Washington DC April 28 LOC Click
- 1921 Files Copyright-Powell Power Second Test Film-1 Reel Washington DC May 13 LOC Click
- 1921 Annual Meeting Elks Hall-2pm Miles City MT May 20 SS-MT Click
- 1921 Amend Articles of  Incorporation To Include Copyrights Miles City MT May 20 SS-MT Click
- 1921 Files Patent # 1,604,603 Internal Combustion Engine Washington DC Aug 18 USPO Click
- 1921 Files Patent # 1,567,172 Internal Combustion Engine Washington DC Sept 12 USPO Click
- 1922 Powell Writes Book-2000 Copies Powell Leverage Cycle.. Washington DC ?? Book Click
- 1922 A. L. Powell's Wife Passes Columbia Hospital For Women Washington DC March 9 WP Click
- 1922 Dedicates Book To His Wife Memorial Edition Washington DC ?? Book Click
- 1924 Files Patent # 1,663,261 Internal Combustion Engine Washington DC March 19 USPO Click
- 1924 Reg As Foreign Corporation-DE A. L. Powell Power Co of OK Oklahoma City OK July 11 SS-OK Click
- 1924 Amends Filing Secretary of  State Oklahoma City OK July 11 SS-OK Click
- 1924 A. L. Powell Passes ?? Cleveland OH Oct 7 CP Click
1925 Amends Oklahoma Filing Secretary of State Oklahoma City OK Aug 25 SS-OK Click
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- 1930 Elcar Introduces Lever Motor New York Car Show New York NY ?? ?? Click
- 1930 Elcar Introduces Lever Motor Chicago Car Show Chicago IL ?? ?? Click
- 1930 Incorporates Lever Motors Corporation Indianapolis IN Feb 20 SS-IN Click
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- 1935 Articles of Incorporation-Filed Lever Motors Corporation Dover DE July 6 SS-DE Click
- 1935 Oklahoma Corporation Suspended Secretary of  State Oklahoma City OK July 8 SS-OK Click
- 1935 Annual Meeting A. L. Powell Power Company, Inc Miles City MT Oct 15 Probate Click
- 1936 Lever Motors-Publishes Book The Lever Motor Wheaton IL ?? ?? Click
- 1938 Articles of Incorporation-Ammended Secretary of State Dover DE Dec 27 SS-DE Click
- 1952 Articles of Incorporation-Ammended Secretary of State Dover DE Dec 24 SS-DE Click
- 1952 Reduction of Capitol-Files Secretary of State Dover DE Dec 24 SS-DE Click
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US Patent Office
Patent Files
1915--Powell Lever Motor--1944
Motor Patents

US Patent Office
Patent Files






# NUMBER PATENTED DESCRIPTION INVENTOR CITY STATE FILED TEXT ILL VIEW
1 1,677,407 July 17, 1928 Internal Combustion Engine A. L. Powell Cleveland OH Dec 8, 1920 2 1 Click
2 1,604,603 Oct 26, 1926 Internal Combustion Engine A. L. Powell Miles City MT Aug 18,1921 4 6 Click
3 1,567,172 Dec 29, 1925 Internal Combustion Engine A. L. Powell Miles City MT Sept 12, 1921 2 2 Click
4 1,663,261 March 20, 1928 Internal Combustion Engine A. L. Powell Miles City MT March 19, 1924 2 2 Click
51,687,353Oct 9, 1928Cylinder Head & CoolingV.J. SwansonQuapawOKMarch 30, 192521Click
6 2,493,718 Jan 3, 1950 Lever Engine Action C. A. Schaffer Pasadena CA Sept 14, 1944 3 2 Click
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US Patent Office
Patent Files
1919--Powell Lever Motor Patents--1928
and
"Other Inventions"

US Patent Office
Patent Files






# APP # FILED DESCRIPTION CITY PATENTED PAT # TEXT ILL VIEW
1 343,953 Dec 10, 1919 2 Cycle Engine Miles City, MT Sept 16, 1924 1, 508,614 2 1 Click
2 343,954 Dec 10, 1919 2 Cycle Engine Roundup, MY Nov 18, 1924 1,516,457 3 1 Click
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3 429,167 Dec 8, 1920 Internal Combustion Engine Miles City, MT July 17, 1928 1,677,407 2 1 Click
4 429,168 Dec 8, 1920 Transmission For Engine Miles City, MT May 4, 1926 Re. 16,343 5 11 Click
5 429,178 Dec 8, 1920 Transmission For Engine Miles City, MT July 12, 1921 1,384,344 2 2 Click
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6 431-305 Dec 16, 1920 Internal Combustion Engine Miles City, MT July 14, 1925 1,545,924 2 1 Click
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7 433,032 Dec 24, 1920 Internal Combustion Engine Miles City, MT April 1, 1924 1,489,004 2 1 Click
8 433,035 Dec 24, 1920 Internal Combustion Engine Miles City, MT May 8, 1923 1,454,075 2 1 Click
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9 441,972 Feb 2, 1921 Internal Combustion Engine Miles City, MT June 29, 1926 1,590,204 1 1 Click
10 441,976 Feb 2, 1921 Internal Combustion Engine Miles City, MT Nov 3, 1925 1,560,492 2 1 Click
11 441,978 Feb 2, 1921 Mechanical Igniter Miles City, MT June 3, 1924 1,496,489 2 1 Click
12 441,982 Feb 2, 1921 Carburetor Miles City, MT March 11, 1924 1,486,299 1 1 Click
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13 466,591 May 3, 1921 Transmission For Engines Miles City, MT June 3, 1924 1,496,490 1 1 Click
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14 493,314 Aug 18, 1921 Internal Combustion Engine Miles City, MT Oct 26, 1926 1,604,603 4 6 Click
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15 500,170 Sept 12, 1921 Internal Combustion Engine Miles City, MT Dec 29, 1925 1,567,172 2 2 Click
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16 673,854 Nov 9, 1923 Planetary Gear Type Miles City, MT March 29, 1927 1,622,842 4 8 Click
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17 700,308 March 19, 1924 Lever Engine Miles City, MT March 20, 1928 1,663,261 2 2 Click
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Press Coverage 1916--The A. L. Powell Power Company--1934
A Montana Corporation
Press Coverage






# DATE NEWSPAPER HEADLINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Dec 8, 1921 Neosho Times Wonderful Invention Exhibited In Anderson 1 1 6" No Click
2 July 1, 1923 Colorado Springs New Motor Increases Power & Cuts Down Cost . 16 2-4 28" 1 Click
3 Sept 25, 1923 Daily Northwestern Do Not Buy Powell Power Company Stock 13 4 2" No Click
4 Dec 24, 1927 Chicago Daily Tribune The Powell Lever-Motor-Advertisement 12 1-8 FP 1 Click
5 Jan 9, 1928 New York Times The Powell Lever-Motor-Advertisement 19 1-8 FP 1 Click
6 Feb 3, 1928 Helena Independent Powell Lever Motor..Shown In Film 2 1 7" No Click
7 Feb 4, 1928 Helena Independent The Powell Lever Motor-Pathe Motion Picture-Ad 2 7-8 1" No Click
8 Feb 5, 1928 Helena Independent The Powell Lever Motor-Pathe Motion Picture-Ad 6 7-8 1" No Click
9 Feb 6, 1928 Helena Independent The Powell Lever Motor-Pathe Motion Picture-Ad 2 3-4 1" No Click
- Feb 12, 1928 Pittsburgh Press New Type Motor-Powell Lever Engine.. AS-3 2 6" No Click
10 May 8, 1928 Capital Times Powell Motor-Plan Purchase Of Sugar Beet Plant 16 3 5" No Click
11 July 29, 1928 Decatur Review Lever Motor Catches Eye Of Industry 13 1-6 27" 1 Click
12 Aug 16, 1928 Altoona Mirror Lever Motor, Ancient Principle, Installed On Cars 5 2-4 30" 1 Click
13 Jan 27, 1929 Chicago Daily Tribune New Motor May Revolutionize Auto Industry G18 ?? 8" No Click
14 Jan 27, 1929 Chicago Daily Tribune The Powell Lever-Motor-Advertisement G23 1-8 FP 1 Click
15 July 3, 1929 Helena Independant Car Equipped With Powell Motor Due Next Week 5 6 5" No Click
16 May 17, 1931 Miami News-Record Compact Ends Intricate Suit 2 3 8" No Click
17 Feb 2, 1932 Sheboygan Press Seek Woman As Violator Of Blue Sky Law 2 1 12" No Click
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Press Coverage 1929--The Elcar Years--1931
Press Coverage





Motor Magazine
February 1930



# DATE NEWSPAPER HEADLINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 Jan 26, 1930 Chicago Daily Tribune Elcar Motors To Show New Autos F16 ?? 5" No Click
2 Jan 30, 1930 Chicago Daily Tribune ELCAR With The New LEVER MOTOR-Ad 2 8 7" No Click
3 February 1930 Motor Magazine Elcar Adopts Powell Lever Motor 64 1-2 24" 6 Click
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Press Coverage 1935--The Lever Motor Corp--1944
A Delaware Corporation
Press Coverage
# DATE NEWSPAPER HEADLINE PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 April 11, 1942 Freeport Journal-Std Lever Motors To Make Engines In Freeport Shops 2 5 10" No Click
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Magazine Articles 1915--The Powell Lever Motor--1936
Magazine Articles




# DATE MAGAZINE ARTICLE WRITER PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO VIEW
1 1924 Motor Coach Trans Cut Fuel Bills ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? Click
2 1924 American Blacksmith ?? ?? 46 ?? ?? ?? Click
3 Dec 1924 American Auto Digest Powell Leverage Principle H. C. Persons 17 1-2 18" 1 Illus Click
4 March 1925 MIT-Tech Eng News The Powell Leverage Motor Verner J. Swanson 290, 306 1-3 80" 2 Illus. Click
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5 July 1966 Antique Automobile The  Elcar And The Lever E.E. Husting 19-26 1-3 143" 15 Click
6 March 1975 Car & Parts Free Wheeling-Powell Lever Engine Menno Duerksen 102-06 1-2 90" 6 Click
7 Aug 1983 Car & Parts Elcar-Part III-Fast Fading Glimmer.. Karl S. Zahm 18-22 1-3 144" 8 Click
8 Jan 1997 Gas Engine Magazine Free Wheeling-Powell Lever Engine Menno  Duerksen 26-31 1-3 123" 1 Click
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Sudwarth Publishing
Washington, DC
1922--The Powell Leverage Cycle--1922
Memorial Edition
by
Alvah L. Powell
Sudwarth Publishing
Washington, DC


Alvah L. Powell
1861-1924





Bertha May Powell
1879-1922
# TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER CITY DATE PAGES VIEW
1 Powell Leverage Cycle, In Four Parts.. Alvah  L. Powell Sudwarth Co. Washington, DC 1922 152 Click
9 Known Copies
of
2000 Limited Edition
1922--Powell Leverage Cycle--1922
Population Report
9 Known Copies
of
2000 Limited Edition




# COPY # TO WHOM SIGN LOCATION LOCATION BINDING CONDITION CIRC CALL
1 60 Library of Congress Yes Library of Congress Washington, DC Re-Bound Like New Yes TJ250 .P6
2 74 Blank No Iowa State University Ames, IA Re-Bound Like New Yes TJ250 .P87
3 85 Blank No Lincoln Highway Museum Washington, DC Original Used-Loose No N/A
4 350 US Patent Office Library Yes Smithsonian Library Washington, DC Re-Bound Like New No TJ250 .P6
5 482 New York Library Yes NY Public Library New York, NY Re-Bound Very Good No VFM
6 503 Detroit Public Library Yes Detroit Public Library Detroit, ME Original Used-Loose No 621 P86
7 588 The John Crerar Library No University of Chicago Chicago, IL Original Like New Yes 621.427 S200
8 638 Cleveland Public Library Yes Cleveland Public Library Cleveland, OH Re-Bound Like New No 621.018 749 
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9 ?? ?? ?? British Library London, UK ?? ?? ?? ??
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Various
Libraries
1915--The Powell Lever Motor--1936
Books on the Subject
Various
Libraries



# TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER CITY DATE PAGES VIEW
1 26 Facts About The Powell Lever Motor Powell Power Co. Powell Power Miles City, MT 1925 24 Click
2 The Powell Leverage Engine.. Powell Power Co. Powell Power Co. Oak Park, IL 193? 20 Click
3 The Lever Motor, An Engineering Analysis Powell Power Co. Powell Power Co. Wheaton, IL 1936 45 Click
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4 Elcar & Pratt Automobiles William S. Locke Mc Farland Jefferson, NC 2000 332 Click
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