Atlas (Pittsburgh automobile)

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Atlas Automobile Company
IndustryAutomobile
Fateclosed
Successornone
Founded1906
Defunct1907
HeadquartersCollege Ave., East End, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Key people
W.H. La Fountain; William G. Hughes; Alfred F. Bennett
Productsautomobiles
trucks
Taxicabs
Parentnone
Subsidiariesnone

The Atlas car was built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1906–1907. The Atlas Automobile Company was established on College Avenue in the East End of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in late 1906 in a "fireproof garage."[1] It was a four-cylinder car rated at 25/30 hp with shaft drive and a 3-speed sliding gear transmission.[2] It was offered as a touring car or runabout. The firm was out of business by the next year.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kimes, Beverly Rae. Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805–1942 (Iola, WI: Krause, 1996), p. 68.
  2. ^ Kimes (1985), p. 64

References[edit]

  • G.N. Georgano, Nick (Ed.). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000. ISBN 1-57958-293-1
  • Kimes, Beverly Rae and Clark Jr, Henry Austin. Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805–1942 (Third Edition). Iola, WI: Krause. 1996. ISBN 0-87341-428-4