Duryea Power

1905 Jackson Model C

Manufacturer of Brass Era automobiles in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Brass Era car

American term for the early period of automotive manufacturing, named for the prominent brass fittings used during this time for such things as lights and radiators.

1905 Jackson Model C
A Royal Tourist model US Army vehicle, circa 1906. The vehicle was the conveyance of General Frederick Funston (leftmost figure in the back seat).
A 1911 K-R-I-T advertisement
A Stanley Steamer racecar in 1903; in 1906, a similar Stanley Rocket set the world land speed record at 205.5 km/h (127.6 mi/h) at Daytona Beach Road Course.

Duryea Power Company (Reading, Pennsylvania)

Acme (automobile)

Make of American automobiles made in Reading, Pennsylvania from 1903 to 1911.

1906 Acme Type XV

Sternbergh held interests in the Duryea Power Company.

Duryea Motor Wagon Company

The first American firm to build gasoline automobiles.

Duryea automobile
Reading, PA, "where Duryea first proved automobiles could consistently climb mountains"
1899 Duryea on display at the Henry Ford Museum

By 1901, Duryea and Sternbergh incorporated the Duryea Power Company "for the manufacture of iron, steel, bath, any metal or wood or both, including automobiles, motors, propellers, and part of either."