Chautauqua Cycle Car Company
Automotive manufacturer of Jamestown , New York , United States From 1914.
Chautauqua Cyclecar Company was an American manufacturer of small automobiles in the 1910s .
HJ Newman, who previously worked for Stoddard-Dayton , founded the company in Jamestown , New York in 1914 . In June 1914 began the production of automobiles. The brand name was Chautauqua . Plans amounted to 1000 vehicles annually. A large factory in New Castle , Pennsylvania was planned because some suppliers came from Pennsylvania. However, the construction costs for the factory were too high.
The only model is called a cyclecar , although it is unclear whether it meets the criteria. A two-cylinder engine from Spacke with 12 hp power powered the vehicles. The chassis had 259 cm wheelbase and 142 cm gauge , which was unusually wide for a vehicle of this type. The open runabout could accommodate two people. A special feature was the steering wheel circuit . The original price was $400 US dollars .
Plans for a vehicle with four-cylinder engine and shaft drive were not implemented.
By the end of 1914 production had ended .