Maryland (automobile)

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1906 Ariel; early Maryland touring cars were technically identical to this.
ManufacturerSinclair-Scott Company
AssemblyBaltimore, Maryland
Body and chassis
Body style
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel drive
Related1905-1907 Ariel
EngineOverhead camshaft inline-four engine
  • 2,794.0 mm (110 in) (early cars)
  • 2,946.4 mm (116 in) (later cars)

The Maryland automobile was built by the Sinclair-Scott Company of Baltimore, Maryland, between 1907 and 1910.[1]


Sinclair-Scott was a maker of food canning machinery and in the early 1900s started to make car parts. One of their customers, Ariel, failed to pay and in recompense Sinclair-Scott took over production,[1] moved the factory to Baltimore,[2] and marketed the car as the Maryland.[1]

The car was powered by a 30-hp[3] four-cylinder, overhead camshaft engine.[4] The Ariel design was initially unchanged, and the Maryland was originally available as a four-seat roadster or a five-seat touring car. The wheelbase was later lengthened from the initial 100 inches (2,500 mm) to 116 inches (2,900 mm). Limousines became available in 1908 and town cars in 1909.[2] Prices ranged from $2,500 to $3,200, (equivalent to $81,426 in 2022).[4]

Production stopped in 1910 after 871 Marylands had been made, as producing the cars was not profitable. The company returned to the manufacture of food-canning machinery.[1]