De Schaum

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De Shaum Motor Syndicate Company
Founded1908; 115 years ago (1908)
FounderWilliam A. De Shaum
Defunct1909; 114 years ago (1909)
HeadquartersBuffalo, New York,
ProductsHigh wheeler
Production output
36 (1908-1909)
BrandsDe Shaum, Seven Little Buffaloes

The De Schaum was an American automobile manufactured in Buffalo, New York from 1908 to 1909. The company offered a 7 hp High wheeler called the De Shaum and Seven Little Buffaloes.[1]


William A. De Shaum was William A Shaum with a new name. After building the Shaum automobile in Baltimore, he arrived in Buffalo in 1906 and built a high wheeler for C. Rossler Manufacturing Company. [2]

In 1908 he formed the De Shaum Motor Syndicate Company and began building a high-wheeler under his own name. High-wheeler sales were on the decline and for 1909 he renamed the De Shaum as the Seven Little Buffaloes.[1]

De Shaum was out of business before the end of the year and began a new venture in Hornell, New York in 1910. No cars were ever produced in Hornell and he left for Michigan where he formed a new De Shaum Motor Car Company and the Suburban Motor Car Company.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Kimes, Beverly Rae; Clark Jr., Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 (3rd ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.
  2. ^ Wise, David. The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles. BookSales Inc; Rev Upd edition (May 2000). p. 559. ISBN 0-7858-1106-0.