Wilson Automobile

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Wilson Automobile Manufacturing Company
Founded1903; 118 years ago (1903)
Defunct1905 (1905)
FateAsssets acquired by La Salle-Niagara Company

Wilson Automobile Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of automobiles in Wilson, New York between 1903 and 1905. Their automobile model was sold as the Niagara.

The 1904 Niagara was a runabout model. It could seat 2 or 4 passengers and sold for US$850. The vertically mounted water-cooled single-cylinder engine, situated at the rear of the car, produced 5 hp (3.7 kW). A 2-speed sliding transmission was fitted. The steel and wood-framed car weighed 1100 lb (499 kg). Full elliptic rear suspension and semi-elliptic front suspension was fitted.

The assets of the company were purchased by the La Salle-Niagara Company in 1905 who then built the car until 1906.


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