Emerson Motor Company
Emerson Motor Company was an American manufacturer of automobiles in the 1910s .
Robert C. Hupp, founder of Hupmobile , the brothers George N. and Theodore A. Campbell, founders of the Imperial Automobile Company , and Willis George Emerson, a financier from New York, founded the company in 1916. The factory was in Kingston , New York . 1917 began the production of automobiles. The brand name was Emerson . In the first three months of 1917, only 69 vehicles were built. Then five vehicles were produced daily. Hupp got off in March 1917. Bankruptcy began in June 1917 . Fraud allegations against four employees were loud. These were Nicholas F. Wilson, who was previously the Elbert Motor Car CompanyOsborne E. Chaney, William G. Loomis and Robert P. Matches. Production could be increased to 18 vehicles per day during the current insolvency. In September 1917, the Campbell brothers retired and formed the Campbell Motor Car Company . At about the same time the production ended.
It was only in July 1921 that a court sentenced three of the defendants.
The only model A four-cylinder engine with 22 hp powered the rear axle via a standard gearbox. The chassis had 279 cm wheelbase , The only body shape was an open touring car with five seats. The original price was 395 US dollars . The company advertised that it was the cheapest car in the world with this wheelbase. By comparison, the Ford Model T cost $ 360, while a comparable Dodge cost $ 835.
Automotive manufacturer of Kingston , New York.United States from 1916 to 1917.