Monday, July 15, 2013

Cleveland, Ohio and the early Automobile industry

A catalog for Lozier Bicycles -- carriage making, and bicycle manufacture led the way to future efforts in the manufacture of automobiles in Cleveland, Ohio and elsewhere in the U.S. Lozier would late follow that path and make cars.













Konigslow made up to 6,000 bicycles a year during the 1890s. Auto manufacturing would follow the 1893 recession and the end of the bicycle craze.
Winton was for a time the most important manufacturer of automobiles in the U.S.  A 1903 Winton was driven by Horatio Nelson Jackson and Samuel Crocker from San Francisco to New York, the first transcontinental road trip.





Peerless was a major bicycle  and automobile manufacturer located in Cleveland. This image was from a Sears & Roebuck catalog
Rauch & Lang and Baker were electric car firms based on a former carraige operation.  Later Baker moved into specialty lift trucks. 

The Winton Factory











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Chandler was the one Cleveland automobile manufacturer that aimed to achieve economies of scale and follow process methods pioneered by Ford and other large corporations.






HAL and Templar were hi-end manufacturers who dropped out by the end of the 1920s despite innovative designs nd in the case of HAL a largely aluminum body.





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