H. A. Moyer (automobile)

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H. A. Moyer, Maker of Fine Carriages and Automobiles
TypeAutomobile Manufacturing
Founded1911; 112 years ago (1911)
FounderHarvey A. Moyer (1853–1935)
Defunct1915; 108 years ago (1915)
FateDiscontinued auto manufacturing.
Automotive parts
ParentH. A. Moyer Carriage Company

H. A. Moyer Automobile Company (1908–1915), a manufacturer of luxury automobiles in Syracuse, New York, was founded by Harvey A. Moyer (1853–1935) of Clay, New York.[1]


The company began business in 1876 in Cicero, New York, as H. A. Moyer Carriage Company. As the era of the horse-drawn carriage came to an end, Moyer switched assembly to motor vehicles, although he continued to produce carriages.[2][1]

Moyer built large cars in the luxury $2,000 to $3,000 (equivalent to $94,221 in 2022) range. His engines had full-pressure lubrication and both four-cylinder and six-cylinder versions were available. Moyer intended to introduce a less expensive version for the 1916 model year, but he ran out of capital funds. By the end of 1915 he discontinued his automobile business, after the production of about 400 cars.[2][1]

In 1916 Moyer incorporated as H. A. Moyer, Inc., and became a dealer for Stearns-Knight and Velie automobiles.



  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. ^ a b Georgano, Nick (2001). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile (3 vol. ed.). Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. ISBN 1-57958-293-1.

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