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Atlas Motor Car Company

Atlas Motor Car Company

Atlas Motor Car Company also known as Atlas (Springfield automobile) was a manufacturer of Automobiles, Trucks and Taxis.

Atlas Motor Car Company - 1909 Line

Atlas Motor Car Company – 1909 Line

The Atlas car was built in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1907-1911 (and became the Atlas-Knight for 1912–1913). Motor Encyclopedia

After Harry Knox left the company that had been building Knox cars in Springfield, he established the Knox Motor Truck Company in 1905 to produce Atlas commercial vehicles. His former partners at his previous firm took him to court over the name. After he was forbidden from using the Knox name, he formed the Atlas Motor Car Company in late 1907.

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Atlas Motor Car Company - 1906 Sunset Tonneau Sunset Automobile Co. San Francisco

Atlas Motor Car Company – 1906 Sunset Tonneau Sunset Automobile Co. San Francisco

Harry K...

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Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world’s fifth largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford, on June 16, 1903.

Ford Motor Company - 1903 Factory

Ford Motor Company – 1903 Factory

Ford Motor Company would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, as well as being one of the few to survive the Great Depression. The largest family-controlled company in the world, the Ford Motor Company has been in continuous family control for over 110 years. Ford now encompasses two brands: Ford and Lincoln. Ford once owned 5 other luxury brands: Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Mercury...

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Auburn Automobile

Auburn Automobile

Auburn Automobile was a brand name of American automobiles produced from 1900 through 1937.

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Auburn Automobile

Auburn Automobile – 1900 Eckhart Buggy and 1904 Auburn

The Auburn Automobile Company grew out of the Eckhart Carriage Company, founded in Auburn, Indiana, in 1874 by Charles Eckhart (1841–1915). Eckhart’s sons, Frank and Morris, experimented making automobiles before entering the business in earnest, absorbing two other local carmakers and moving into a larger plant in 1909. The enterprise was modestly successful until materials shortages during World War I forced the plant to close.

In 1919, the Eckhart brothers sold the company to a group of Chicago investors headed by Ralph Austin Bard, who later served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for President...

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