Browniekar

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Browniekar is the name of a cycle car built in Newark, New York, from 1908 to 1911.[1]

This cute roadster that places two passengers fulfilled two purposes: It was a "toy designed for "harmless sport and amusement of the young folks", and, nevertheless, a real and usable car.[1] Hence the name of the company that built it: Child's Automobile Company. It rode on a wheelbase of 66 inches and had a single-cylinder 4-stroke engine that delivered 3½ hp. Price was just $150.00.[1]

The Browniekar was developed by William H. Birdsall, the engineer of the Mora four- and six-cylinder automobiles built in Newark, too, from 1906 to 1910.[1]

When Birdsall found out that the company's name was not really appropriate for a manufacturer it was changed to Omar Motor Car Company - Omar being an anagram for Mora.[1]

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

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