Sinclair-Scott was a maker of food canning machinery and in the early 1900s started to make car parts. One of their customers, Ariel, failed to pay and in recompense Sinclair-Scott took over the design and marketed the car as the Maryland. The car was powered by a four-cylinder, overhead cam engine. Tourers, roadsters and limousine models were made, with prices ranging from $2500 to $3200. Production stopped in 1910 after 871 had been made as producing the cars was not profitable, and the company returned to the manufacture of food-canning machinery.