Midland Motor Company

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1911 Midland Model L2

Midland Motor Company was a pioneering American brass era automobile manufacturer in Moline, Illinois.[1] The company formed from the remnants of the Deere-Clark automobile company after the John Deere company pulled out of the venture.[2]

In 1910, Midland produced two models. The Model L was four-seater with a 318in3 (5213cc) (4½×5-inch, 114×127 mm) four of 40 hp (30 kW). It had a wheelbase of 115 in (2921 mm), 34×4-inch (86×10-cm) spoke wheels, and the choice of partial tonneau or roadster with trunk.[3]

The Model K was four-seater with a 390in3 (6389cc) (4¾×5½-inch, 120×140 mm) four of 50 hp (37 kW). It had a wheelbase of 118 in (2997 mm), 36×4-inch (91×10-cm) spoke wheels, and the choice of touring or demi-tonneau bodies.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ *Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.93.
  2. ^ Kimes, Beverly Rae; Clark Jr, Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805–1942. Iola, WI: Krause Publications. p. 423. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9. 
  3. ^ a b Clymer, p.93.

Sources[edit]

  • Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950).