M.H. Daley Automotive manufacturer
Charles City, Iowa USA from 1895 to 1898
MH Daley was an early American automaker from Charles City , Iowa in the 1890s .
MH Daley ran the eponymous company in Charles City , Iowa . Mainly he produced agricultural equipment such as harrows . In 1895, the first automobile followed under the brand name Daley . By 1898, six vehicles built.Daley's son continued the business for a while, but without building any more automobiles. It is not known when the company was dissolved.
The vehicles had a gasoline engine . The first prototype had a recirculating engine , which did not work satisfactorily. The vehicle was registered for the Reliability Race Chicago Times-Herald Contest on November 28, 1895, but was not ready in time for the launch of this officially first car race in the US and did not appear at the start.
This was followed by a two-cylinder engine . The vehicle weighed only 88 kg. An illustration shows an open two-seater. The front suspension had a travel of about 30 cm to compensate for unevenness in the road. The original price was $500 US dollars.