Berkshire Automobile Company
Berkshire Automobile Company and Berkshire Motor Car Company , was an American manufacturer of automobiles in the early part of the 20th century. .
Fred A. Cooley, Clarence P. Hollister, William J. Mercer and Frank V. Whyland founded the Berkshire Motor Company in 1903 . The seat was in Pittsfield , Massachusetts . In 1903, the development and end of 1904 began the production of automobiles. The brand name was Berkshire . In 1907 the company changed its name to Berkshire Automobile Company and in 1908 to Berkshire Motor Car Company . At the end of 1907, production stopped because a patented transmission caused considerable problems. From 1909 the company was called Berkshire Auto-Car Company . Plans, the seat to Hartford in Connecticutto relocate, were not implemented. In early 1912, the Belcher Engineering Company from Cambridge took over everything. In October 1912, the bankruptcy followed .
In total, about 150 vehicles were created. About 30 of them belong to the year 1910 and 3 to 1912 under the direction of Belcher.All engines came from Herschell-Spillman .
In 1905 there were three different models. The Model A had a four-cylinder engine with 18 hp . The wheelbase was 218 cm. A Tonneau with side entry was the only offered body shape , as with all models of the year. The Model B also had a four-cylinder engine, but with 30 hp power. The chassis had 277 cm wheelbase. In Model D, the four-cylinder engine made 50 hp. Two wheelbases of 274 cm and 305 cm were available.
In 1906, the engine power was increased to 20 hp Model A and extended the wheelbase to 249 cm. For model B , only the wheelbase was changed to 292 cm. New was the Model C with a six-cylinder engine and 50 hp power. His wheelbase was 310 cm. The Model D accounted for. All superstructures were touring cars , with five seats in the two smaller and seven seats in the large model.
In 1907, only a Model D was on offer. It had a four-cylinder engine with 35 hp, a wheelbase of 300 cm and a five -seat touring car body.
1910 appeared Model E .. As a two- and three-seater runabout had 269 cm wheelbase, as a four-seat Toy Tonneauand a five-seat touring car, however, 302 cm wheelbase.
1911 short wheelbase accounted for the Model E . Available were five -seat touring car, six-seater Landaulet , six-seater sedan , two-and four-seater roadster , four-and five-seat Toy Tonneau and a five-seat gunboat .
For 1912, the wheelbase of the Model E was extended to 315 cm. The superstructures were limited to Runabout, Toy Tonneau, Torpedo and Touring Cars. The Model F supplemented the range as a touring car. It had a six-cylinder engine, which was specified with 58 hp . The wheelbase was 340 cm.
1911 Berkshire Model E
Automotive manufacturer of Pittsfield , Massachusetts.United States from 1903 to 1912.