Kirk Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of Brass Era automobiles in Toledo, Ohio from 1901 to 1905. Their automobile was marketed as the Yale. It should not be confused with the Yale automobile made in Saginaw, Michigan from 1916 to 1918.
The 1904 Yale was a touring car. Equipped with a tonneau, the basic model could seat 5 passengers and sold for US$1500. The car's engine was a horizontally mounted water-cooled flat-2, mid-mounted, which produced 16 hp (11.9 kW). It powered the wheels through a 2-speed transmission. The car weighed 1800 lb (816 kg).
A model with a 30 hp (22.4 kW) engine sold for US$2500. A 12-horsepower Yale touring car was also sold in 1904 for US$1700. It was advertised nationally that year in Dun's Review as "the simplest, safest and most economical touring car made in America."
- Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (January, 1904)
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