Wilson Automobile

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Wilson Automobile Manufacturing Company
TypeAutomobile manufacturer
Founded1903; 120 years ago (1903)
Defunct1905; 118 years ago (1905)
FateAssets acquired by La Salle-Niagara Company
HeadquartersWilson, New York,

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.[1]

Other American automobile manufacturers that used the brand name Niagara were Niagara Automobile Company (1901) and Niagara Motor Vehicle Company, both of which had minimal, if any production. Niagara Automobile Company (1915) used the brand Niagara and Niagara Motor Car Corporation called their automobile Lad's Car.[1]


The Niagara was a runabout model that could seat 2 or 4 passengers and sold for $850, equivalent to $27,685 in 2022. 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.[1]

The assets of the company were purchased by the La Salle-Niagara Company in 1905. Wilson became an automobile dealership.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Kimes, Beverly Rae; Clark Jr., Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 (3rd ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.
  • Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (January, 1904)