Vulcan (automobile company)

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Vulcan Manufacturing Company was a brass era American automobile manufacturer based in Painesville, Ohio, founded in 1914.[1]

Vulcan's first products were the Model 27 speedster and five-passenger tourer. They ran on a 115 in (2921 mm) wheelbase and had a 27 hp (20 kW) engine (3⅜×5-inch, 86×127 mm) and left-hand drive.[2] The speedster was US$750, the tourer US$850, compared to US$650 for the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout[3] US$500 for Western's Gale Model A[4] and Ford Model N, US$485 for a Brush Runabout[5] was as low as $375 for the Black,[6] and an amazingly low US$250 for the Success.[3]


  1. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.135.
  2. ^ Clymer, p.135.
  3. ^ a b Clymer, p.32.
  4. ^ Clymer, p.51.
  5. ^ Clymer, p.104.
  6. ^ Clymer, p.61.


  • Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925. New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.

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