Norwalk Motor Car Company
The Norwalk Motor Car Company was an American automaker , which was in 1910-1911 in Norwalk (Ohio) and 1912-1922 in Martinsburg (West Virginia) resident. The brand name was mostly Norwalk .
Arthur E. Skadden , previously plant manager at the Pressed Radiator Company in New Castle (Pennsylvania) , founded in March 1909 in Norwalk, the car-Bug Company for making a Highwheelers . Although this simple vehicle was quite successful and was built by the end of 1910, Skadden renamed the company in April 1910 to Norwalk Motor Car Company and produced more technically sophisticated roadsters and touring cars with four-cylinder engines, which at 4113 cc displacement 35-45 bhp (26-35 kW). The financial ceiling was thin, and new investors were not found, so the company had to declare bankruptcy in 1911. The engine supplier and largest creditor whoModel Gas Engine Company in Peru (Indiana) , bought on machinery, buildings and the three remaining cars.
Skadden moved to Martinsburg and co-founded his company with Gilbert McKown , James M. Rothwell , Charles F. Glaser and Thomas W. Martin . The last made in Norwalk Model 45 was taken over unchanged. This can be a six-cylinder model. From 1913, the models A and B were built with six-cylinder engines of 8603 cc displacement and up to 70 bhp (51 kW), which supplied Continental . They had an American Underslung frameand cost between $ 2750 and $ 3750. But by the end of 1914, the bailiff was already at the door. In February 1915, the production was discontinued, but the company was not dissolved. Skadden continued to stand by her and initially dealt with the repair and painting of automobiles.
Only in 1918 he moved again to a car production. The vehicles were more conventional high-frame automobiles and equipped with four-and six-cylinder engines from Lycoming . The prices were around 1000 US $. Norwalk also produced cars for Piedmont .
Arthur Skadden died in 1919 and his widow continued to run the business. In September 1922, the company was dissolved.
Brand name Clark-Norwalk .This brand name in 1910 contributed some vehicles that sold the sales agency in Cleveland . In late 1910, one of these vehicles was presented at the Cleveland Armory Automobile Show .
Automotive manufacturer of United States from 1910 to 1922.