Gas-au-lec

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Gas-au-lec
Gas-au-lec-auto 1906.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Corwin Manufacturing Company
Production 1905-1906
Assembly Peabody, Massachusetts
Body and chassis
Class Touring car
Body style side entrance

The Gas-au-lec was an American automobile manufactured by Corwin Manufacturing Company of Peabody, Massachusetts.

During 1905 and 1906, Corwin produced this five-place side-entrance tourer[1] with a copper-jacketed four-cylinder four-cycle gasoline (petrol) engine of 40-45 hp (30-34 kW).[2] The company's ads claimed it lacked starting crank, "change speed gears", clutch, cams, valve gear, tappets, and complications,[3] thanks to electromagnetically operated inlet valves. Only about four were made.[4]

Advertisements[edit]

Corwin Manufacturing Company of Peabody, Massachusetts - "Gas-au-lec" - 1906

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.158.
  2. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  3. ^ Clymer, p.158.
  4. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 

Sources[edit]

  • Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925. New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.
  • David Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles

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