Royal Motor Company

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Royal Motor Company
TypeAutomobile Manufacturing
GenreTouring cars
Area served
United States
Automotive parts
A Royal Tourist of the US Army, used by General Frederick Funston.

Royal Motor Car Company was a Brass Era manufacturer of automobiles in Cleveland, Ohio, in business from 1904 to 1911. It was the result of a reorganization of the Hoffman Company.


The 1904, Royal 16-H.P. Tourist was a touring car model. Equipped with a tonneau, it could seat five passengers and sold for $300. The vertically mounted water-cooled straight-twin, situated at the front of the car, produced 16 hp (11.9 kW). A three-speed sliding transmission was fitted. The pressed steel-framed car weighed 1700 lb (771 kg). A modern cellular radiator was used, and the car rivaled the offerings of cross-town rival, Peerless.

In November 1907, the Royal Motor Company went into receivership. [1] On 2 December 1908, a court judge authorized the sale of the company’s assets to a new corporation named the Royal Tourist Car Company, headed by Bostonian, George J. Dunham. [2]


The Royal Motor Company of Cleveland, Ohio - 1905

See also[edit]


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