Black (automobile)

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ManufacturerC.H. Black Manufacturing Company
ProductionIndianapolis, Indiana
Model years1896 - 1900
Transmission2-speed manual[1]

The C.H. Black Manufacturing Company built the Black phaetons, dos-à-dos and business waggons in 2½ to 8 HP models[2] in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 1896–1900.[3] There is some evidence that they built a vehicle as early as 1891.[4] In 1900, the company sold its patents for $20,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4.
  2. ^ Burgess Wise, David (1992). The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles. Secaucus, NJ: Wellfleet Press. ISBN 1-55521-808-3.
  3. ^ "Indiana built automobiles sorted by name". Archived from the original on 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  4. ^ Automobile Quarterly, ed. (1971). The American Car Since 1775. Kutztown, PA: Automobile Quarterly, Inc. ISBN 0-525-05300-X.