Logan (automobile)

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The Logan Construction Company
TypeAutomobile Manufacturing
GenreTouring Cars and Commercial Cars
Founded1903; 120 years ago (1903)
FounderBenjamin A. Gramm
Defunct1908; 115 years ago (1908)
SuccessorGramm-Logan Motor Car Company
Area served
United States
Automotive parts

The Logan Construction Company was founded in 1903 in Chillicothe, Ohio. They were manufacturers of the Logan automobile until 1908.[1][2][3][4]


Benjamin A. Gramm was the designer of the Buckeye and Gramm automobiles before entering production with the Logan in 1904. Logan's were 2-cylinder air-cooled and water-cooled touring cars before standardizing with a 4-cylinder air-cooled car in 1906.[5]

In 1907 a runabout model called the Blue Streak semi-racer was introduced with a 24-hp engine. This sold for $1,750, (equivalent to $54,963 in 2022). A truck producer along with automobiles, a new company was formed to concentrate on truck manufacturing in 1908. Gramm trucks built up to 1940.[5]


In 1907 Benjamin Gramm sued Premier Motor Manufacturing Company for infringement on the Logan slogan of "That Car of Quality". He was awarded priority of claim.[5]

The Logan Construction Company of Chillicothe, Ohio - 1906


  1. ^ "American Automobiles - Manufacturers". Farber and Associates, LLC - 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "Transportation in Chillicothe, Ohio". Waverly City Guide - 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "Auto-Truck Makes Good Showing" (PDF). The New York Times, May 3, 1908. May 3, 1908. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  4. ^ Logan. Modern Motor Cars, March 1906, pg.109. 1905. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  5. ^ 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.