Elmore Manufacturing Company

1908 Elmore Model 40
1908 Elmore at Crawford museum in Cleveland

Manufacturer of veteran and brass era automobiles and bicycles , headquartered at 504 Amanda Street, Clyde, Ohio, from 1893 until 1912.

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Clyde, Ohio

City in Sandusky County, Ohio, United States, located 8 miles southeast of Fremont.

City in Sandusky County, Ohio, United States, located 8 miles southeast of Fremont.

Early in the 20th Century, Clyde joined the automobile revolution, hosting the pioneering brass era company, Elmore Manufacturing Company.

General Motors

American multinational automotive manufacturing corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

American multinational automotive manufacturing corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

General Motors Company share certificate issued October 13, 1916
General Motors "Mark of Excellence" logo used from 1964 to 2021
An advertisement for the 1969 Chevrolet Nova using the advertising slogan "Putting you first, keeps us first"
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in the IMSA SportsCar Championship
Young striker off sentry duty sleeping on the assembly line of auto seats
National Guardsmen with machine guns overlooking Chevrolet factories number nine and number four
1961–63 Corvair swing-axle rear suspension
GMSV logo

In 1909, Durant's GM acquired Cadillac, Elmore, Welch, Cartercar, Oakland (predecessor of Pontiac), the Reliance Motor Truck Company of Owosso, Michigan, and the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company of Pontiac, Michigan (predecessors of GMC).

1905 Jackson Model C

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.

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.

Elmore Manufacturing Company (Clyde, Ohio)

Elmore, Ohio

Village in Ottawa and Sandusky counties in the U.S. state of Ohio.

Village in Ottawa and Sandusky counties in the U.S. state of Ohio.

Elmore was the site of the original manufacture of the Elmore automobile, one of the first companies bought up by W.C. Durant to form General Motors, until the factory was relocated to Clyde.

A Clydesdale truck in Montreal c. 1920

Clydesdale Motor Truck Company

Motor company that existed from 1917 to 1939 with headquarters in Clyde, Ohio.

Motor company that existed from 1917 to 1939 with headquarters in Clyde, Ohio.

A Clydesdale truck in Montreal c. 1920
Clydesdale advertisement in Orchard and Farm, 1920

Krebs first became involved with motor vehicles at the Elmore Manufacturing Company.

Fisher Body

Automobile coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908 in Detroit, Michigan.

Automobile coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908 in Detroit, Michigan.

Tudor revival style mansion of Charles T. Fisher, president of Fisher Body corporation in Detroit's Boston-Edison Historic District, designed by architect George Mason
Fisher Body Plant 21, Piquette and St. Antoine

Its capacity was 370,000 bodies per year and its customers included Abbot, Buick, Cadillac, Chalmers, Chandler, Chevrolet, Church-Field, Elmore, EMF, Ford, Herreshoff, Hudson, Krit, Oldsmobile, Oakland, Packard, Regal, and Studebaker.

The Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, is the world headquarters of General Motors.

History of General Motors

The history of General Motors (GM), one of the world's largest car and truck manufacturers, dates back more than a century and involves a vast scope of industrial activity around the world, mostly focused on motorized transportation and the engineering and manufacturing that make it possible.

The history of General Motors (GM), one of the world's largest car and truck manufacturers, dates back more than a century and involves a vast scope of industrial activity around the world, mostly focused on motorized transportation and the engineering and manufacturing that make it possible.

The Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, is the world headquarters of General Motors.
GM's headquarters from 1923 until 1996, a National Historic Landmark, is now Cadillac Place state office building.
GM logo launched in 1938, used until 1964
General Motors Corporations Specimen Stock Certificate
Hughes logo, adopted after its new owner General Motors
Delphi Corp. logo

The next year, he brought in Cadillac, Cartercar, Elmore, Ewing, and Oakland.

Oldsmobile Model 42

Entry-level four seat passenger car produced by GM's Oldsmobile Division in 1914, offered as a replacement to the Oldsmobile Curved Dash runabout when it was discontinued in 1908, and was the junior platform to the Oldsmobile Six introduced in 1913.

Entry-level four seat passenger car produced by GM's Oldsmobile Division in 1914, offered as a replacement to the Oldsmobile Curved Dash runabout when it was discontinued in 1908, and was the junior platform to the Oldsmobile Six introduced in 1913.

GM had acquired Elmore Manufacturing Company, Oldsmobile and Oakland Motor Car Company in 1908 and Cartercar and Rainier Motor Car Company in 1909 as their entry-level models, and Oldsmobile products were being repositioned in their new hierarchy as GM began to consolidate operations after William Durant had left.

List of defunct automobile manufacturers of the United States

List of defunct automobile manufacturers of the United States.

List of defunct automobile manufacturers of the United States.

Elmore (1893–1912)

Anderson in 1933

Sherwood Anderson

American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works.

American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works.

Anderson in 1933
"Roof-Fix carried us to Elyria" wrote Sherwood Anderson's wife, Cornelia Lane, of the product her husband started a company to sell.
Advertisement for the Anderson Manufacturing Co., a company owned by Sherwood Anderson from 1907 to 1913, almost a decade before he became a well-known author
Anderson's grave marker at Round Hill Cemetery in Marion, Virginia. Designed by Wharton Esherick and executed in black granite by Victor Riu.
First edition title page of Winesburg, Ohio

From the time he began to cut school to the time he left town, Anderson worked as a "newsboy, errand boy, waterboy, cow-driver, stable groom, and perhaps printer's devil, not to mention assistant to Irwin Anderson, Sign Painter", in addition to assembling bicycles for the Elmore Manufacturing Company.