Western Tool Works (automobile company)

Infobox Automobile


name = Gale Model A
manufacturer = Western Tool Works
production = 1905-7
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class = Entry-level car
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body_style = roadster
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Western Tool Works was a pioneering brass era automobile manufacurer in Galesburg, Illinois.

Western in 1905 produced the Gale Model A, an open roadster, for sale at US$500, which was less than high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout, at US$650 [Clymer, p.32.] , the Ford "Doctor's Car" at US$850, [Clymer, p.37.] or the Holsman high wheeler, [Clymer, p.83.] but above the Black, as low as $375, [Clymer, p.61.] and well above the Success' amazingly low US$250. [Clymer, p.32.]

It came standard with a 5×6-inch (127×152mm) water cooled engine (mounted beneath the tilting body), [Clymer, p.178.] chain drive, 34 in (86 cm) elliptic springs, 28×3-inch (71×7.6-cm) spoke wheels with tube tires, and repair kit. [Clymer, p.51.]

The same year, Western offered the US$650 Gale Model B. It also used the standard 5×6-inch (127×152mm) water cooled engine, chain drive, 34 in (86 cm) elliptic springs, 28×3-inch (71×7.6-cm) spoke wheels and tube tires, and repair kit. [Clymer, p.51.] It offered available leather buggy top, clincher tires, horn, and brass headlights. [Clymer, p.51.]

Also in 1907, Western offered the 26 hp (19 kW) Gale Model K-7 phaeton at US$1250. [Clymer, p.56.]

Notes

ources

*Clymer, Floyd. "Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925" (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950).

ee also

*List of defunct United States automobile manufacturers


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