JV Lindsley Auto Chassis Company (Dowagiac Automobile Company)
JV Lindsley 1908 High wheeler Model C Runabout
JV Lindsley Auto Chassis Company was an American manufacturer of automobiles .
J. Victor Lindsley was from Dowagiac , Michigan . In 1908 he developed a highwheeler in Chicago , founded the JV Lindsley & Company and failed before the launch.Back in Dowagiac, he founded the JV Lindsley Auto Chassis Company . With the financial help of his father, he took over the Dowagiac Automobile Company from Frank Lake and Doras Neff.
Now began the series production of automobiles. The brand name was Lindsley . According to the manufacturer, two employees needed two weeks per vehicle. In 1908 the production ended. Overall, only a few vehicles. the range also included some commercial vehicle claimed to do the work of 5 Horse cart wagons.
The Dowagiac Motor Car Company continued production on its own account.
The offer included highwheelers. An air-cooled two-cylinder engine with 10 HP power drove over a planetary gearbox and two chains the rear axle. The tires were solid rubber tires . The chassis had 198 cm wheelbase . Steering wheel and steering lever were available.
Initially, only the chassis was offered for $ 250 . The buyers could assemble their own body. Later, complete vehicles were available. They had a two-seat construction as a runabout and cost $ 475.
JV Lindsley Delivery wagon car from 1908