Covert (automobile)

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Covert Motor Vehicle Company
Former type Automobile Manufacturing
Industry Automotive
Founded 1901
Defunct 1907
Headquarters Rochester, New York, United States
Area served United States
Products Vehicles
Automotive parts
Covert Chainless

B. V. Covert and Company was a manufacturer of automobiles in Lockport, New York from 1901 to 1907.[1] The company started as a manufacturer of steam-powered cars, but later switched to gas-powered vehicles.[1] Some Coverts were exported to England as Covert-Jacksons.[1]

History[edit]

The 1904 Covert was a small, inexpensive touring car model. It could seat 2 passengers and sold for US$750. The vertically mounted single-cylinder engine, situated at the front of the car, produced 6 hp (4.5 kW). A 2-speed sliding transmission was fitted. The angle iron-framed car weighed 750 lb (340 kg). It was one of the least expensive conventional touring cars on the market, but used the modern Système Panhard found on much more full-featured cars from Europe.

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Advertisements[edit]

Covert Motor Vehicle Company of Rochester, New York - 1903

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wise, David Burgress (2000). The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles. Chartwell Books. ISBN 0-7858-1106-0. 
  • Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (January, 1904)