Black Motor Company
|Manufacturer||Black Motor Company|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||roadster, surrey|
|Engine||two-cylinder air-cooled gasoline|
It was a high wheeler buggy priced at a surprisingly low US$375-$450, when Gale's Model A was US$500, the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout went for US$650, and the Ford "Doctor's Car" was US$850.
The Black featured a 10 hp (7.5 kW) two-cylinder air-cooled gasoline engine, chain drive, wheel steering and (unusual for the era) double brakes. It bragged speeds of 2-25 mph (3.2–40 km/h) and mileage of 30mpg (12.75 l/100 km).
Black Crow and Chicago Motor Buggy
From 1909 to 1911, Black sold a rebadged Crow-Elkhart automobile as the "Black Crow". In addition to Black and Black Crow names, during 1908 and 1909, the company also sold a two-cylinder, high-wheeler under the Chicago Motor Buggy name.
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- Kimes, Beverly. Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 (Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1996), p.303, calls them the Black Manufacturing Company.
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