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Steamer -

Welcome, and thanks for coming by.  Please educate me.  I see you list your interest as "Velies."  I realize that some times folks north of my border speak a different dialect. 

Pray tell, what is a Velie?  I am not familiar with that term.  Could it be a Chevrolet?


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My interest having been piqued, I looked for, and found some info on Velies.  A Chevy it is not! no

Velie was a brass era American automobile brand produced by the Velie Motors Corporation in Moline, Illinois from 1908 to 1928. The company was founded by and named for Willard Velie, a maternal grandson of John Deere.

Velie founded Velie Carriage Company in 1902, which was successful, then Velie Motor Vehicle Company in 1908.

Beginning in 1927, the company produced aircraft, Mono Aircraft Inc.  Mono was sold to Phil Ball, a St. Louis business man & one of the backers of Charles Lindbergh.

According to the Official Velie Register, world wide 230 Velies are known to exist as of 2010.

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Jim Onlsow, a Velie owner, passed this bit of info on (see attachment)

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