Knox Automobile

Knox Automobile Company was a manufacturer of automobiles in Springfield, Massachusetts between 1900 and 1914. Knox also built trucks, and made farm tractors until 1924.

The 1904 "Knox" was a runabout model. The flat-mounted air-cooled single-cylinder engine (which led to it sometimes being referred to as "Old Porcupine", due to the numerous projections on the cylinder cases) [Clymer, Floyd. "Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925" (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.170-1.] was situated at the center of the car and produced 8 hp (6 kW). A 2-speed planetary transmission was fitted. The angle iron-framed car weighed 1850 lb (839 kg) and used side springs. It could seat 2 passengers and sold for US$1350. By contrast, the Ford Model F was US$2000, the FAL US$1750, [Clymer, p.104.] the Cole 30 [Clymer, p.104.] and Colt Runabout each US$1500, [Clymer, p.63.] the Oakland 40 US$1600, [Clymer, p.84.] and the Enger 40 US$2000, [Clymer, p.104.] while the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout [Clymer, p.32.] ran US$650, Western's Gale Model A US$500 [Clymer, p.51.] and the Brush Runabout was US$485. [Clymer, p.104.]

A larger Knox tonneau model, equipped with a straight-2 engine producing 16 hp (11.9 kW), was also produced, for US$2000.

Notes

References

* Clymer, Floyd. "Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925". New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.
* "Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly" (January, 1904)

ee also

* Brass Era car
* List of defunct United States automobile manufacturers


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