1900 Winton Touring Car

Summary

Industry pioneer Alexander Winton formed his Cleveland-based automobile company in 1897. Winton made national headlines when he drove one of his single-cylinder vehicles from Cleveland to New York City in 47 hours -- a record time for 1899. Declining sales prompted Winton to refocus his efforts on diesel engine manufacture in 1924. He sold his engine company to General Motors in 1930.

Industry pioneer Alexander Winton formed his Cleveland-based automobile company in 1897. Winton made national headlines when he drove one of his single-cylinder vehicles from Cleveland to New York City in 47 hours -- a record time for 1899. Declining sales prompted Winton to refocus his efforts on diesel engine manufacture in 1924. He sold his engine company to General Motors in 1930.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1900

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

37.220.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Elizabeth S. Dickey and Allen C. Staley.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Wood (Plant material)
Leather
Rubber (Material)

Color

Dark green
Black (Color)
Light green
Red

Dimensions

Height: 88.75 in

Width: 65.5 in

Length: 111.25 in

Inscriptions

Four metal plates on floor edges: THE WINTON MOTOR / CARRIAGE CO. CLEVELAND / OHIO USA

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