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Pope-Robinson was part of the Pope automobile group of companies founded by Colonel Albert Pope manufacturing Brass Era automobiles in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. The company could trace its roots back to Bramwell-Robinson who started as paper box machinery makers going on to make some single-cylinder 3-wheeled cars between 1899 and 1901. The two founders split up in 1902 to each make their own models under their own names, the Bramwell, which continued until 1904 and the Robinson which originally appeared in 1900. The Robinsons were originally made by John T Robinson and Company becoming the Robinson Motor Vehicle Company in 1902 before joining the Pope group later that year. The last cars were made in 1904.

The 1904 Robinson was a touring car model. Equipped with a tonneau, it could seat 5 passengers and sold for $5000. The vertically mounted water-cooled straight-4, situated at the front of the car, produced 24 hp (17.9 kW). A 3-speed sliding transmission was fitted. The channel steel-framed car weighed 2600 lb (1179 kg). This advanced model, based on the Système Panhard used a modern cellular radiator and competed with the top-line European vehicles.


  • Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (January, 1904)