Clinton (automobile)

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The Clinton was a Canadian automobile manufactured between 1911 and 1912, in Clinton, Ontario. The Clinton Motor Car Company Limited was a descendant of the Clinton Thresher Company, who went out of business in 1908 when the company's factory burnt down.[1]

The car was made as a large tourer, roadster or combination car that could be converted from a passenger car to a light truck.[2] The company highlighted the fact that the car had no foreign input, with the slogan "Canadian design, Canadian capital, Canadian workmen'.[2] No more than eight cars were made, plus an unknown number of combination cars and trucks.[2]


  1. ^ "Judicial Sale of the Assets of the Clinton Thresher Company Limited". Montreal Gazette. May 8, 1908. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Georgano, Nick (2000). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: Stationery Office. p. 1792. ISBN 0117023191.