Harrison (automobile)

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Harrison Motor Car Company
Company typeAutomobile manufacturing
Area served
United States
Automotive parts
1906 Harrison Model B Touring Car

The Harrison was an American automobile built in Grand Rapids, Michigan originally by the Harrison Wagon Company from 1905 through 1906. The company was renamed to the Harrison Motor Car Company in 1907 before going defunct the same year.


The Harrison grew to be a large vehicle, eventually having a wheelbase of 10 ft (3.0 m). The 1906 and 1907 models featured a self-starting system which introduced acetylene into the proper cylinder for starting 'on the spark'. The cars came with a four-cylinder engine of 6.3L in capacity, with overhead valves. Pushrods for the exhaust valves had a ring-shaped section so they could straddle the exhaust piping.[1]


  1. ^ G.N. Georgano (1968). The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars, 1885 to Present. New York, Dutton. p. 267.