De Cosmo Automotive manufacturer
From Liège in Belgium built From 1903 to 1908
De Cosmo et Cie was a Belgian manufacturer of automobiles from Liège in the early part of the 20th century . The brand name was De Cosmo .
The Italian Joseph De Cosmo , who had previously worked for the car manufacturers Gautier-Wehrlé , Delahaye and FN , founded the company in 1903 to produce cars under his own name.
The vehicles were sold some success in the United Kingdom under the brand name Wilkinson-De Cosmo . A license production took place until 1904 at Wilkinson Sword .
The first models 24/30 CV and 30/35 CV were equipped with four-cylinder engine three-speed gearbox and shaft drive.
1906 came the six-cylinder model with chain drive to initially 40/50 CV , later 45/55 CV called its engine 8275 cc engine capacity owned. This model was together with the Minerva Type K 40 CV, which was also introduced in 1906, the first six-cylinder vehicle from Belgium.
In 1908 due too high manufacturing costs production had ended.