Columbus Motor Vehicle Co. (1902-1904)
|This is a Santos Dumont manufacturer's nameplate plate (1902-1904) mjs|
Size: 90mm wide 38mm high
The Santos Dumont car was named after a famous French balloonist. The first Santos Dumont arrived in late 1902 and was a 12 hp two-cylinder four-passenger chain-driven tonneau. A single-cylinder 9 hp runabout was added in 1903 but by March 1903 the company was in financial trouble and was reorganized. The Santos Dumont became a 20 hp four-cylinder five-passenger model. The new owners planned to change the name of their car to Dumont but this did not happen because the company was bankrupt in 1904.