List of defunct automobile manufacturers of the united states. By val v quandt and signed by him kissel graphic press, hartford, wi usa. Estey chicagos annual automobile showthe one recognized national motor exposition opened yesterday before a throng which taxed the capacity of both the coliseum and first regiment armory and hundreds of private exhibition rooms in stores and hotels. Amid the american interpretation of a beautiful garden scene in tokio in the land of flowers, with geisha girls and pagodas all about, manager miles opened the sixteenth chicago automobile show yesterday with a wave of the hand to the bandmaster, who, in turn, raised his batonand the biggest and costliest motor car exhibition was a fact. The car was produced at berlincharlottenburg using a rotary valve engine built by henriod, which was unreliable and had not been fully developed. Kissel graph press, 1990 8 my greatgreatgrandfather joseph henry kissel b. Empire, the little aristocrat automobile co parts book for models a and b empire cars form 1011 prices effective june 1, 1912 191219 models. You will find original pictures, descriptions, and prices for a dizzying array of early accessories. Includes, enginetransmission data, wheelbase, production nos. The fifteenth annual catalog of locomobile motor cars 19. Compiled principally from the collection of alfred s. Original factory and aftermarket manuals for every car, truck and motorcycle.
Doubledrop frames were introduced for 1911, a feature the kissels first. A great book for reference showing most of the bentley coach builders work. Twenty years of crewe bentleys 19461965 by the bentley drivers club, 1973. Exterior, brightwork, interior and mechanical are outstanding. In the lowresolution image that i have, i imagine that the emblem appears to be the winged version of the emblem, but im not positive. For 1911, kissel introduced an even more sporting touring car, with a double. The white semi hard soft covers are in immaculate condition. In 1929 they filed for bankruptcy and the company was gone in 1931.
This 1932 phaeton model 902 is a beautiful two tone blue, older restoration in excellent condition. Ruger firearms who had it restored and drove it one time before his death. They originally made all their own components, gradually e. There is a great book on mercer automobiles however i havent been able to justify the substantial cost yet. Kaleden, bc, canada, 1932 packard phaeton model 902. Kissel motor car company kissel, hartford, wisconsin. Im told that a modern alsatian phone book lists eight families with the kissel. Full text of the automobile official 1911 blue book volume 4. But the company suffered severe financial losses during the depression and ended production of the kissel kar in 1930.
The talent was there to refine and improve both body design and engineering far. Walter and planchet all playing a role in what became the mercer automobile. This actual kissel gold bug was selected and pictured by dennis adler and comedian jay lenos book the art of the automobile the 100 greatest cars. The standard was a german automobile manufactured between 1911 and 1912. The following is a reproduction of the instruction book which was part of the original equipment of the model t ford in early 1911. Smith automobile company kansapedia kansas historical. It was once owned by firearms tycoon william ruger sr. A pride of bentleys by john adams and ray roberts, 1978. Buick brass windshield 1909 1910 1911 1912 franklin kissel marmon moon stutz. Click on pictures for more galleries and descriptions. During world war i, the kissel firm began producing trucks for the army and employed as many as 1,400 workers.
The 2 passenger 1911 ford model t coupe was phased out and only 45 were built. Advertising free delivery possible on eligible purchases. Maxwell brass windshield 1911 1912 19 1914 chevrolet. The kissel motor car company was an american automobile and truck manufacturing. David burgess wise, the new illustrated encyclopedia of automobiles. Im told that a modern alsatian phone book lists eight families with the kissel surname, making it likely that. His automobile, the kissel kar, attained international renown for its classic design and outstanding performance. See all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. In 1906 they shifted their priorities to the evolving automobile market and created the kissel motor company. This is a list of defunct automobile manufacturers of the united states.
See more ideas about automobile, car advertising and vintage cars. The first kissel truck was mounted on a regular 4cylinder shaftdrive passenger car chassis, but by 1910 the company was offering large trucks up to five tons capacity with chain drive on the bigger models. Specifications for classic autos, antique cars, vintage cars, old cars and muscle cars american cars 1910 to 1975 over 33,000 models. Starting in 1927, kissel professional car bodies were supplied by illinois neighbor. Find a classic kissel for sale classics on autotrader. Like so many other companies of the period, they fell on hard times in the late 20s.
The company was owned by louis kissel and his two sons, william and george. This kissel has been a reliable touring car for the last 42 years. The poster book of antique auto ads, 18981920 c1974, 1975. Rare teens truffault hartford shock absorber wrench locoobile pierce arrow. An article in scientific american intrigued stafford and he decided to construct an automobile, even though he had never seen one in person.
From a business point of view the chicago automobile show invariably has produced more genuine sales tnan any other motor show in the country, and indications point to a repetition of this condition for this car. At the beginning of the 20th century, terry stafford ran a bicycle shop in topeka. A number of sales were reported last evening, the buyer m many instances being almost certain of his selection before entering the show. See more ideas about antique cars, vintage cars and classic cars. List of defunct automobile manufacturers of the united. Although kissel built highquality automobiles, it struggled through the late 1920s.
Rare 1911 hartford ct automobile car dealers show catalogue. Winner of many awards, including the donny olsen award. Kissel 19061930 kleiber 19241929 kline kar 19101923 klink 19071910 klock. The buick would soon join his collection, which currently includes a 1911 sears model x light delivery, 1909 hupmobile model 20 roadster last repainted in the 1950s and unrestored 1921 model t and 1929 model a fords. Lewerenz, this book is a reproduction of the automobile equipment company catalog from the fall season of 1910 1911, unaltered and complete. Kissel ads vintage advertisements, vintage ads, first car.
The classic kissel automobile hardcover december 1, 1990 by val v. The kissel motor car company was an american automobile and truck manufacturing company founded by louis kissel and his sons, george and william, on june 5, 1906 in hartford, wisconsin. Find classic and antique kissel cars, classic kissel trucks and project cars for sale. Kissel motor car company two brothers, george and william kissel founded the kissel motor car company in 1908. Old bill was based on the article description and created great excitement on the streets of topeka. The company custom built highquality automobiles, hearses, fire trucks, taxicabs, and trucks from their plant at 123 kissel avenue, hartford.1471 938 1380 1535 1654 1664 718 982 257 980 884 672 332 816 425 700 1493 1047 1101 1065 518 1258 718 831 450 1514 569 481 989 1090 1291 926 1346 240 541 121 1471 1076 319 29 511 1252 207 1211 1386 1423 952 72