Canda (automobile company)

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The Canda Manufacturing company based in Carteret, New Jersey, produced cars from 1900-1902.[1]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1896 as a producer of railroad hand cars.

It started in the automobile business when it acquired the rights to produce the gasoline engine invented by the Duryea brothers.[2] At first Canda produced these engines for the Duyea's, but the deal fell through when Charles Duryea (who, in the deal, was superintendent of the factory) left to pursue his own ventures.

In 1900, the company decided to make their own cars, starting with the Auto-Quadricycle, which was powered by an Otto type 1¾ hp engine. It included a bell and lamps. However, in the summer 1902, the company folded, with its remaining stock being acquired by a man named George Condon of Newark.[3]

Models[edit]

Car Engine Horsepower Wheelbase(inches)
Auto-Quadricycle One-Cylinder 46
Auto-Quadricycle van[4] One-Cylinder 46
Auto-Tricycle One-Cylinder 46
Spider Runabout Two-Cylinder[5] 5 50
Stanhope Two-Cylinder 5 54

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  2. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  3. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  4. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  5. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4.