Yale (automobile)

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Kirk Manufacturing Company
TypeAutomobile Manufacturing
GenreTouring cars[1]
Area served
United States
Automotive parts

The Yale was an automobile by the Kirk Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of Brass Era automobiles in Toledo, Ohio from 1901 to 1905.[2] It should not be confused with the Yale automobile made in Saginaw, Michigan from 1916 to 1918.


Yale car, 1903

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).[2]

A model with a 30 hp (22.4 kW) engine sold for US$2500.[2] 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."[1]


Kirk Manufacturing Company - The Yale Touring Car - 1904

External links[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Dun's Review. R. G. Dun & Company, New York, New York, March, 1904 p. 55. 1904. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Leslie, Frank. Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. January, 1904.