Holyoke Automobile Company

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Holyoke was an American automobile company started in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1899.[1] The first car had a two-cylinder, 7 hp motor.[2] The cars were designed by Charles Robert Greuter, born Philadelphia, PA, March 26, 1861, and educated St. Gallen and Winterthur, Switzerland.[3] In 1900 the Springfield Republican reported: "The president of the Holyoke motor works is Charles R. Greuter, who started the business of making gasoline carriages and wagons about a year ago in the old Standard machine company building, and at present employs about 40 men." [4] In 1903 the company was acquired by the Matheson Motor Car company.[5] Greuter then served as a director of that company.[6]

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  1. ^ 100 Years of the American Auto Millennium Edition, Copyright 1999 Publications International, Ltd.
  2. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  3. ^ International Motor Cyclopaedia, Year Book-March 1908 to March 1909, Page 221, Publisher: E.E. Schwarzkopf, New York.
  4. ^ Springfield Republican, February 5, 1900, Page 6.
  5. ^ Grand Rapids Press, February 6, 1904, Page 8.
  6. ^ Wilkes-Barre Times, October 9, 1906, Page 10.