The American was an American car outlined by Frank Duryea and produced by the American Automobile Company of New York City in 1899. It was a “hydro-carbon carriage” which could be begun from the seat by its chain-and-sprocket equipping.
The American was a wheel-controlled gas carriage made in Cleveland from 1902 to 1903. It was the second of three American vehicles marques to endure this name.
American Motor Car Company
The American Motor Car Company was a fleeting organization in the car business established in 1906, enduring until 1913. It was situated in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The American Motor Car Company pioneered the “underslung” plan.
Harry C. Stutz, who later structured an organization bearing his name, planned the first auto for the new undertaking. Notwithstanding, Stutz rapidly left and Fred L. Tone assumed control as head architect in 1906. Tone re-composed the case (outline) beneath the axles and the semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension framework mounted previously.
This upside-down or reverse plan got reputed to be the underslung outline. It gave the vehicles a more level stance and was an industry first. As a result of the more level undercarriage position, 40 in (1,000 mm) wheels gave the vehicle space between the edge and the ground. The organization asserted that the vehicles were sheltered from rollovers and could be tilted up to 55 degrees.
The motor was a 6.4 L (390.6 cu in) motor evaluated at 40 pull (by the estimations around then), yet the auto was underpowered. By 1908, the motor was broadened to 7.8 L (476.0 cu in) generating 50 bhp (37 kw). The organization entered an expansive engined roadster in the Savannah Challenge Cup Race held in Savannah, Georgia, yet it completed last.
Confronting budgetary issues throughout 1911, the name was changed to American Motor Company.
In 1912 every last bit of its models emphasized the different underslung case and the autos were formally named American Underslung. In any case, the new organization was still over-developed and wasteful. The moderately little generation of its various models was separated around three plants.
The organization went into liquidation in November 1913.
Over an eight-year period, the American Motor Company had transformed over 45,000 vehicles.
In the same way as other different automakers throughout this period, incapable gathering courses of action, sketchy administration hones, and in addition a keep tabs on top notch tormented it and costly models when the business was moving to lower estimated utilitarian autos.
Established in Kansas City, Missouri in 1908, the American Automobile Manufacturing Company procured the Jonz Automobile Company of Beatrice, Nebraska and moved its work places to Louisville, Kentucky in December, 1910, setting up assembling in a deserted woolen factory in New Albany, Indiana.
Guaranteeing colossal potential benefits, the organization sold stock and handled a predetermined number of autos which were showcased as the Jonz, named after the “Jonz Tranquil Motor” advanced by the three Jones siblings in Kansas. The American Automobile Manufacturing Company constructed the two-stroke motor “American” from 1911 – 1912 in New Albany.
American Automobile Corporation went bankrupt, and Ferdinand N. Kahler obtained its stakes, structuring the Ohio Falls Motor Company, generally to secure the holdings of his carpentry business, The Kahler Co..
The American was made by American Cyclecar Co of Detroit, Michigan in 1914. It had a 4-barrel motor of 1.2 liters, and emphasized a rubbing transmission and chain drive. The headlights were embedded into the bumpers, a characteristic later connected with the Pierce-Arrow.
The make was superseded by the Trumbull.
American Vehicle Model list:
1917 American Six Touring Car A