Atlas (Pittsburgh automobile)

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Atlas Automobile Company
Industry Automobile
Fate closed
Successor(s) none
Founded 1906
Defunct 1907
Headquarters College Ave., East End, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Key people W.H. La Fountain; William G. Hughes; Alfred F. Bennett
Products automobiles
trucks
Taxicabs
Parent none
Subsidiaries none

The Atlas car was built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1906–1907. The Atlas Automobile Company was established on College Avenue in the East End of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in late 1906 in a "fireproof garage."[1] It was a four cylinder car rated at 25/30 hp with shaft drive and a 3-speed sliding gear transmission.[2] It was offered as a touring car or runabout. The firm was out of business by the next year.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kimes, Beverly Rae. Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805–1942 (Iola, WI: Krause, 1996), p. 68.
  2. ^ Kimes (1985), p. 64

References[edit]

  • G.N. Georgano, Nick (Ed.). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000. ISBN 1-57958-293-1
  • Kimes, Beverly Rae and Clark Jr, Henry Austin. Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805–1942 (Third Edition). Iola, WI: Krause. 1996. ISBN 0-87341-428-4