American Automobile and Power Company
|Successor||Maine Alpaca Company|
Starting with a capital of $500,000, the company incorporated on December 9, 1903. There were eight officers, three from Boston, Massachusetts, the rest locals; Bostonian Henry D. Long was treasurer, Sanfordian Ernest M. Goodall president.
The company offered three models, all with Mosher's 12 hp (8 kW) two-cylinder engine, on the same 84 in (2134 mm) wheelbase: a $850 roadster, a $950 tonneau (which had an unusual swing-out split front seat), and a $1000 Cape Cod Tourer. By contrast, the Yale side-entrance tourer sold for $1000, the Model S $700, the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout went for $650, Western's Gale Model A was $500, a Brush Runabout was $485, the Black from $375, and the Success was $250. At the upper end of the AEC range, a Cole 30 or Colt Runabout was priced at $1500, while an Enger 40 was $2000.
- Kimes, Beverly Rae. The Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1805–1942 (Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1989), p.30.
- Kimes, p.42.
- Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877–1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.32.
- Clymer, p.51.
- Clymer, p.104.
- Clymer, p.61.
- Clymer, p.63 & p.104.