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Cars Made in Jackson

AMES  1901-1905  One of Michigan's leading manufacturers of buggies and cutters.  Dean Carriage Company built a few cars from stock parts.  They were rather good cars, but the litigation over the Selden Patent induced them to stop production.


ARGO  1914-1915  A small low priced car made in a section of American Gear Company on Hupp Avenue by Briscoe.  Price range $250.00 to $500.00.  Produced auto less than two years  **


 BRISCOE 1915-1920  Ben Briscoe produced them in a factory on WIldwood Avenue.  Built a new factory on Horton Street in 1917 and ended production in 1920.  Taken over by Earl. It was later the Hancock Building.


 BUICK 1904-1907  Model "F"  The Model F Buick was built in Jackson until 1907, when its production was shifted from the Kelsey Hayes Building in Jackson to Flint, Michigan.  President was William C. Durant.


 C.V.I. (CUTTING SIX)  1907-1908  Five cars were built in the factory on Horton Street, later used by Frost Gear.  Rather good cars, but management was discouraged by the 1907 Depression and the car did not go into regular production.


CARTER CAR 1904-1913  Byron Carter built several cars in Jackson during the early part of this period.  Made some Detroit financing arrangements and produced the cars later in Pontiac.  Car featured a disc friction drive transmission.  Mr.  Carter founded the Jackson Automobile Company.* 


CUTTING 1911-1912  Built by Clark Carter Automobile Company.  It was a powerful good quality car using a Milwaukee motor of 30, 40, 50 and 60 HP.  Cutting was entered at the Indianapolis 500 race in 1911-1912, its best performance being in 1911.  Price range from $1,200.00-$1,500.00.  It was built on N. Mechanic Street.  The company failed in 1912 becuase of lack of capital. ** 
 

DUCK 1913  Jackson Automobile Company.  It never was successful, because it confused the public with the steering wheel in the backseat.  The field of vision was held by peering over the passengers who rode in the front seat.

EARL MOTORS 1920-1923  Mr. Clarence Earl left Willys Overland in Toledo and came to Jackson and took over defunct Briscoe Auto Company.*

FULLER 1908-1910  Cars made by Fuller Buggy Company in a plant located on East Michigan Avenue at Belt Line Railroad.  made high Wheelers and also regular wheels with pneumatic tires.  Pric ranged from $800 to $1,200.  Mr. Matthews of Jackson Auto Company owned the Fuller Company.**

GEM 1917-1919  No information on this auto available.  Probably extinct.

GLOBE  ?  No  information on this auto available.

HACKETT  1916-1919  Made by section of American Gear Company on Hup Avenue, after the Argo Motor Car Company went defunct.  Small car, 112 inches.  Output small.

HOLLIER  1915-1921  Produces by son Fred Lewis, after father Charles Lewis sold his interest in Jackson Auto Co.  and passed away soon after.  Cars were also assembled in Chelsea in the old Glaisier Building.  Price range  $900 to $1,400.

IMPERIAL  1907-1916  Made by Imperial MOtor Car Co., a local group.  First made at 120 E. Washington St. later at the corner of Wisner and Ganson St. in Kelsey Hayes Building.  Very good car, built 1,062.**

JACKSON 1905-1922  Jackson Motor Car Co. built first autoes on Hupp Avenue, later at factory on East Michigan Avenue and Horton.  Good automobile with dealers throughout U.S. and Canada.  Total output 10,000 cars.*

JAXON  1901-1903  This was the first car to be made in Jackson by Bryon Carter and his Jackson Automobile Co.