De La Vergne

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The De La Vergne was an American automobile manufactured between 1895 and 1896 by John Chester De La Vergne.[1] De La Vergne was a brewer who was manufacturing refrigerators, when he commissioned several vehicles to be built by the Hincks & Johnson Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut and the Valentine, Linn & Son Company of Brooklyn.[2] At least four were made, with the cars being sold to rich and prominent citizens in New York.[1] De La Vergne's death in May 1896 put an end to the venture.[2]


  1. ^ a b Georgano, Nick (2000). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: Stationery Office. p. 1792. ISBN 0117023191.
  2. ^ a b Kimes, Beverly Rae (1996). The Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805-1942. Iola, IA: Krause Publications. p. 1612. ISBN 0873414284.

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