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1914

Model: 25 36
Cylinders: 4 4
Horsepower SAE: 22.5 25.6
Wheelbase: 110 116

1914 Models

1914 Models with old styling. Saturday Evening Post, October 18, 1913

For the 1914 season Paige continued both the Model 25, introduced in 1912, and the Model 36 line of 1913. As of late 1913 it forecast building 4,000 of the Model 25 and 9,500 of the Model 36.

Model 36 prices were unchanged from the previous model year, while Model 25 prices were reduced from $950 to $900. Electric starting and lighting were a $75 option for the Model 25, which made the two models unique for cars under $1000.

1914 Glenwood

1914 Glenwood with new styling. Motor Age Magazine

Under the hood the Paige 36 remained essentially the same. By the time Paige-Detroit shipped its Model 36 autos, they had a new, smoother body with fewer breaks and angles. The prospective Paige 36 customer was warned that he would quickly sense "the beauty that radiates from its new, pure stream-line body design." Advertising copywriters claimed such a design was the vogue in Europe. Among the other design changes were crowned fenders, invisible door hinges and hood latches. An electric horn was added. With the replacement of the "straight dash" by the streamlined cowl and the addition of dimmers to the Gray & Davis headlights, the sidelights were dropped. The gas tank filler cap was no longer in front of the windshield; instead it protruded from the dashboard next to the driver. A limousine joined the Model 36 line in early 1914.

Paige cars were gaining popularity and well over 17,000 had been sold altogether by the end of the 1914 model year. The Company's plant was quite large and considered one of Detroit's premier automobile manufacturing operations at the time. The industry was moving to six cylinder cars, and Paige had the facilities and expertise to offer. As it looked into the future, it could not help but notice the trend towards larger engines.

1914 Glenwood
1914 Paige 36 Glenwood Touring Car, Saturday Evening Post, April 11, 1914

Elsewhere:

  • Ford engineers John and Horace Dodge start their own company.
  • The first stoplight and the first stop sign appear in Detroit.
  • Henry Ford announces a 40-hour work week at pay of $5.00 per day, up from $2.34 per day. The Ford Model T has nearly half the market.
  • Cadillac develops the V8 engine.
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