|1916 Apperson Touring Car |
American Automobile Co. Kokomo, In.
|1916 Saxon Roadster|
Saxon Mfg. Co., Detroit, Mi.
Source: Speech of Hon. Patrick H. Kelley of Michigan in the House of Representatives, Monday, May 21, 1917. At the University of Michigan Library.
Kelley was responding to an initiative to place a 5% tax on various commodities, including automobiles. Undoubtedly a tax to help fund WWI costs.
1.525,578 cars were made, valued at $921,378,000 with an average price of $605.
There were 3.5 million licensed cars and trucks, 1 for every 29 persons.
92,120 motor trucks were made at an average price of $1.809.
Furthermore, there were
12,171 auto machine shops
231 auto manufacturers
800 auto parts companies
The heart of the industry was located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and to a lesser extent Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Farm states had a large number of dealers: California, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
|1914 Packard Moving Van|
|1916 Studebaker Speedster|