Vehicle Assembly Line, Comet Automobile Company, circa 1918

Summary

George W. Jagers established the Comet Automobile Company in Decatur, Illinois, in 1917. The six-cylinder Comet -- an assembled car built from components manufactured by outside suppliers -- was a steady, if not spectacular, seller in the Midwest. But Jagers expanded too quickly, building a new factory in 1920 that Comet couldn't afford. The company's assets were liquidated in 1923.

George W. Jagers established the Comet Automobile Company in Decatur, Illinois, in 1917. The six-cylinder Comet -- an assembled car built from components manufactured by outside suppliers -- was a steady, if not spectacular, seller in the Midwest. But Jagers expanded too quickly, building a new factory in 1920 that Comet couldn't afford. The company's assets were liquidated in 1923.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1918

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

92.1.1771.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 10.25 in

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