Corwin Manufacturing Company

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Manufacturer Corwin Manufacturing Company
Body and chassis
Body style side-entrance tourer
Engine four-cylinder
Transmission none[1]

Corwin Manufacturing Company (formerly Vaughn Machine Company) was a pioneer brass era American automobile company, built in Peabody, Massachusetts.[2]

During 1905 and 1906, Corwin produced the Gas-au-lec, a five-place side-entrance tourer with a copper-jacketed four-cylinder four-cycle gasoline (petrol) engine of 40-45 hp (30-34 kW). The company's ads claimed it lacked starting crank, "change speed gears", clutch, cams, valve gear, tappets, and complications,[2] thanks to electromagnetically operated inlet valves.


  1. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.158.
  2. ^ a b Clymer, p.158.


  • Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925. New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.
  • David Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles

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