Black Motor Company
American Automotive manufacturer Chicago, Illinois USA From 1903 to 1909
Black Motor Company Chicago, Illinois USA Factory
The Black was a brass era United States automobile, built at 124 East Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois, in 1903.
Advertised as good city or country road mudders and hill climbers there high wheeler buggy priced at a surprisingly low US$375 to $450, compared with Gale's Model A was US$500,the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout went for US$650, and the Ford "Doctor's Car" was US$850.
From 1908 a Black high wheeler model 112 car
The Black featured a 10 hp (7.5 kW) two-cylinder air-cooled gasoline engine, chain drive with solid rubber tyres, double brakes. It bragged speeds of 2-25 mph (3.2–40 km/h) and mileage of 30mpg (12.75 l/100 km). fuel 30 miles on one gallon of gasoline.
Surreys and "top motor buggies" were also advertised.as well as open and closed all weather buggies.
1908 Black motor surrey model 20 car with optional rear seats
From 1909 to 1911, Black sold a rebadged Crow-Elkhart automobile as the "Black Crow". In addition to Black and Black Crow names, during 1908 and 1909, the company also sold a two-cylinder, high-wheeler under the Chicago Motor Buggy name.
1908 Black motor company buggy model 112 rear view