Century Motor Vehicle Company

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Century Motor Vehicle Company
Automobile Manufacturing
IndustryAutomotive
GenreRunabouts, roadsters
FateFailed - underestimated their production costs
Founded1899
FounderCharles F. Saul,
William Van Wagoner,
Charles Listman,
Charles A. Bridgman and
Hiram W. Plumb
Defunct1903
Headquarters,
Area served
United States
ProductsVehicles
Automotive parts

Century Motor Vehicle Company (1899–1903) was a manufacturer of electric[1] and steam automobiles in Syracuse, New York. The company switched to gasoline-fuelled internal combustion engine-powered automobiles in January 1903,[2] and went out of business later that year.[3]

It is not to be confused with Century, a British motor company that produced cars until 1907.

Advertisements[edit]

Century Motor Vehicle Company - Chainless transmission of power - The Horseless Age, 1901
Century Roadster - 1903
Century Motor Vehicle Company - 1903
Century Tourist - 1903
For Sale - Century Steam automobile - Altoona Mirror, December 10, 1906

References[edit]

  1. ^ Motor age, Volume 5, No. 23. The Trade Press - June 9, 1904. 1904. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
  2. ^ The Motor way, Volumes 6-7. The Automobile Review and News, 1902. 1902. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  3. ^ "Early Steam Automobile Manufacturers". American Automobiles, Farber and Associates, LLC - 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-11.

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