Yale (automobile)

Yale car, 1903
Kirk Manufacturing Company - The Yale Touring Car - 1904

Manufacturer of Brass Era automobiles in Toledo, Ohio from 1901 to 1905.

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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.

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.

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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.

Kirk Manufacturing Company (Toledo, Ohio)

Toledo, Ohio

City in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States.

City in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States.

Peter Navarre, frontiersman, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie
Bird's eye view of Toledo drawn in 1870
A postcard of Toledo in 1876
A 1955 Interstate planning map of Toledo
Toledo c. 1905
A postcard of Toledo in the Depression era
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Toledo Metropolitan Area
Map of racial distribution in Toledo, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
One SeaGate, the tallest building in Toledo, is the location of Fifth Third Bank's Northwest Ohio headquarters.
PNC Bank Building, formerly the Ohio Bank Building. Built in 1932, it is the 3rd tallest in Toledo.
Greek revival façade of the Monroe Street entrance, Toledo Museum of Art
Looking onto Fifth Third Field
Huntington Center
The Toledo Zoo pedestrian bridge
The Veterans' Glass City Skyway
The Anthony Wayne Bridge
The National Guard delivering water during the 2014 event

Both General Motors and Chrysler had factories in metropolitan Toledo, and automobile manufacturing has been important at least since Kirk started manufacturing automobiles, which began operations early in the 20th century.

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.

Kirk (1901–1905)

Cars and trucks driving on a divided highway, Highway401 in Ontario, Canada

De Luxe

American automobile manufactured in 1907 by the De Luxe Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan Country Life in America, February 1907, p. 456)].

American automobile manufactured in 1907 by the De Luxe Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan Country Life in America, February 1907, p. 456)].

Cars and trucks driving on a divided highway, Highway401 in Ontario, Canada

De Luxe took over the factory belonging to the Kirk Manufacturing Company, maker of the Yale automobile in Toledo, Ohio, in 1906.

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American Automobile and Power Company

American Brass Era car manufacturer, incorporated in Sanford, Maine, in 1903.

American Brass Era car manufacturer, incorporated in Sanford, Maine, in 1903.

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By contrast, the Yale side-entrance tourer sold for $1000, the Model S $700, the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout went for $650, Western's Gale Model A was $500, a Brush Runabout was $485, the Black from $375, and the Success was $250.

Hatfield Motor Vehicle Company

Pioneer brass era American automobile company, built in Miamisburg, Ohio, in 1907 and 1908.

Pioneer brass era American automobile company, built in Miamisburg, Ohio, in 1907 and 1908.

In comparison, the Yale tourer sold for $1000, $700 for the Ford Model S $700, the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout $650, Western's Gale Model A was US$500, a Brush Runabout $485, the Black from $375, and the Success was $250.

REO Motor Car Company

Company based in Lansing, Michigan, which produced automobiles and trucks from 1905 to 1975.

Company based in Lansing, Michigan, which produced automobiles and trucks from 1905 to 1975.

Ransom E. Olds, founder of REO
1906 REO Model B Runabout exhibited in 2005
1931 REO Reo Royale Victoria Eight
The REO factory in 1977
A REO US6 truck
American band REO Speedwagon took their name from the homonymous vehicle
REO runabout 1906
1917 Model M Touring
1919 REO Touring
REO Fire Truck
1934 REO Bus
1939 REO Speed Wagon Truck
REO bus in Norway
Cottage Grove Dump Truck, Lane County, Oregon
Badge from a REO Speed Wagon Fire Truck
An REO Speed Wagon, from a 1917 advertisement
REO Speed Wagon Fire Truck at Jack Daniel's Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee
Reo Flying Cloud 4.7-litre
1931 Reo Royale Victoria Eight
Car emblem for a Reo Flying Cloud (1930 model)
1906 REO advertisement
1912 REO advertisement. R. M. Owens & Co.
A 1919 REO Motor Car Company Advertisement. The Syracuse Herald, June 8, 1919
REO advertisement in 1953 (back cover of the October 1953 issue of Popular Mechanics)
1929 REO advertisement sold at Yanase dealerships in Japan

By comparison, the Cole Series 30 and Colt Runabout were priced at US$1,500; Kirk's Yale side-entrance US$1,000; the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout went for US$650; Western's Gale Model A was US$500; a Brush Runabout US$485; the Black started at $375; and the Success hit the amazingly low US$250.

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Yale (1916 automobile)

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The Yale was a Brass Era car manufactured in Saginaw, Michigan from 1916 to 1918, not to be confused with the Yale from Toledo, Ohio.

Miller in 1932

Harry Miller (auto racing)

American race car designer and builder who was most active in the 1920s and 1930s.

American race car designer and builder who was most active in the 1920s and 1930s.

Miller in 1932
A Miller carburetor
The Miller eight cylinder racing engine
The 1935 Miller IndyCar chassis was the first to use a Ford engine
1925 Indianapolis front wheel drive racer
1925 Indianapolis front wheel drive racer
1924 Miller 122/183 "Convertible" (designed to be converted quickly from one engine to another) ran at 151.26 mph, at Muroc Dry Lake

Miller's first work in the automotive business was with the short-lived Yale Automobile Company.