American Automotive manufacturer Cleveland, Ohio, USA From 1904 to 1909
The Cleveland Motor Car Company of Cleveland, Ohio, was manufacturer of one of several Cleveland automobiles. The company was founded in 1904 by E. J. Pennington.
Before he founded the Cleveland Motor Car Company, E. J. Pennington built the Tractobile from 1900 to 1902 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It was a steam-powered device "that could be attached to any horse-drawn carriage to make it into an automobile."
1905 Cleveland Model C
The Model C, 18-horsepower with 3 speed sliding gearbox with 32x3 and a half tyres ,with a weight of 1800lbs.
1905 Cleveland Model C chassis
The Model D, a 20-horsepower model with a 98 inch wheel base,and jump spark ignition would continue without change.
1905 Cleveland Model D
The vehicle was priced at US$2,800. Both models were guaranteed for one year. A popular Runabout was used in a long trip to Spain and France, covering 3251 miles.
1905 Cleveland Model D Runabout 20 hp special covering 3251 miles
By March 1906, the company advertised in a national trade magazine as "the car without a weak spot." Their 4-cylinder, 30 to 35-horsepower water cooled Model F was priced from US$3,500 to US$5,000, "depending on body equipment."which was a Victoria double phaeton or tulip side entrance body. The complete chassis was made by the Garford Motor Truck Co., the largest manufacturers of high-grade automobile parts and chassis in America.
1906 Cleveland Model F
The ignition was by the imported Simms-Bosch low tension Magneto, "with which all important foreign cars are equipped." The spark is "make and break" and controlled by the speed of the engine; which did away with the spark plug, coils, intricate wiring and batteries. The carburetor was automatic and "required no adjustment" and the company promised "it will not flood." The vehicle weighed 2,400 pounds (1,100 kg) and the exhaust on the muffler "prevents dust from coming up the rear of the car." Body options were "Victoria" and "Tulip."with 34x4 inch wheels
1907 Cleveland Model H
The company had distributing agents in New York City, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Missouri, Los Angeles and Buffalo, New York.