March 25, 2017

AMERICAN GAS

American Motor Carriage Co. (1902-1904)

Cleveland, Ohio


American Gas hub disc (1902-1904)     caam

The American Motor Carriage Company was established in August 1901 but was short lived. The company's product was called the American but was known as the American Gas. The American Gas was an assembled 1-cylinder 7 hp runabout with a handsome body painted in French carmine with the running gear in valentine red.

The first American Gas appeared in 1902 but the company suffered delays in receiving parts from suppliers and the price of the American Gas was too high for the market. As a result, the company was in receivership by September 1903. Efforts were made to complete the vehicles for which parts were on hand and the price was reduced but it was all over by April 1904.

Emblems

The American Gas did not have a radiator and did not carry an emblem apart from the hub center disc shown above and a small nameplate located at the rear of the vehicle, see below. This American Gas nameplate is extremely rare. The American Gas hub emblem is very rare.

American Gas nameplate (1902-1904)    caam


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