Gale Western Tool Works
Western Tool Works was a pioneering brass era automobile manufacturer in Galesburg, Illinois.
The company made Gale automobiles from 1904 to 1910. Early Gale runabouts were notable for having bodywork hinged at the rear of the car that could be lifted to ease access to the engine, essentially making the entire body the hood.
1906 Gale Model A car
In 1905 Western produced the Gale Model A runabout for sale at US$500. This was less expensive than the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout at US$650,the 2-seat Ford Model C "Doctor's Car" at US$850,or the Holsman high wheeler, but more expensive than the Black at $375, and the Success at US$250.
The Model A came standard with a 5 in × 6 in (130 mm × 150 mm) water-cooled engine mounted beneath the tilting body, chain drive, 34 in (860 mm) elliptic springs, 28 in × 3 in (71.1 cm × 7.6 cm) spoke wheels with tube tires, and repair kit.
1906 Gale Model D
By 1906 Western offered the Gale Model B.and Model D Its water-cooled engine, springs, wheels, and tires had the same dimensions as those of the Model A, and it also had chain drive and a repair kit.It offered available leather buggy top, clincher tires, horn, and brass headlights.
1907 Gale Model K7 Touring
In 1907, Western offered the 26 hp (19 kW) Gale Model G-7 and K7 The K-7 was a five-seat touring car avaliable in various colours with a two-cylinder 5.5 in × 5.5 in (140 mm × 140 mm) engine, a wheelbase of 95 inches (2,400 mm), and 32 in × 3.5 in (81.3 cm × 8.9 cm) wheels, tota weight 2000 pounds.the G7 was a small 2 seat runabout
By 1908 more improvements had been made models now called Model E and C with prices from $600 for the small runabouts to $1200 for larger touring cars.
1908 Gale Model E