Western Tool Works (automobile company)
|Manufacturer||Western Tool Works|
|Body and chassis|
Western in 1905 produced the Gale Model A, an open roadster, for sale at US$500, which was less than high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout, at US$650, the Ford "Doctor's Car" at US$850, or the Holsman high wheeler, but above the Black, as low as $375, and well above the Success' amazingly low US$250.
It came standard with a 5×6-inch (127×152mm) water-cooled engine (mounted beneath the tilting body), chain drive, 34 in (86 cm) elliptic springs, 28×3-inch (71×7.6-cm) spoke wheels with tube tires, and repair kit.
The same year, Western offered the US$650 Gale Model B. It also used the standard 5×6-inch (127×152 mm) water-cooled engine, chain drive, 34 in (86 cm) elliptic springs, 28×3-inch (71×7.6-cm) spoke wheels and tube tires, and repair kit. It offered available leather buggy top, clincher tires, horn, and brass headlights.
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