Apple (automobile)

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This article is about the 1910s era car. For the speculative project from Apple Inc., see Apple electric car project.

The Apple was a short-lived American automobile manufactured by the Apple Automobile Company in Dayton, Ohio, from 1915 to 1917.[1] Agents were assured that its $1,150 Apple 8 model was "a car which you can sell!". Sadly for the company, it would seem that the public did not buy.

From the obituary of William Alfred Apple (Bill), published in the Dayton Daily News on Sunday, June 29, 2014: "... He was the son Of William A. Apple and Jessie I. Apple ... Bill became president of W.A. Apple Mfg. Inc. at the death of his father who in the early 1910's made auto tops for Henry Ford (The Ford Motor Company). Later his father manufactured his own car: the Apple 4 and 8 cylinders until a disastrous fire terminated this endeavor ..."

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  1. ^ Kimes, Beverly Rae (1996). The Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805-1942. Iola, IA: Krause Publications. p. 1612. ISBN 0873414284. 

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