1903 Knox Waterless (Model C)

 

General information:

The Knox Automobile Company was a manufacturer of automobiles in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, between 1900 and 1914. Knox also built trucks and farm tractors until 1924. At the beginning of the production time Knox produced air-cooled engines.

The flat-mounted air-cooled single-cylinder engine (which led to it sometimes being referred to as "Old Porcupine", due to the numerous projections on the cylinder cases) was situated at the center of the car and produced 8 hp (6 kW). This engine was also called a "hedgehog". A 2-speed planetary transmission was fitted. (Source: Wikipedia)

 


History and data of our car:

Year of construction:
1903

Factory: Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Type: Runabout 2 + 2 seater

Cylinder: 1, horizontal, middle mounted, air-cooled

Power: 8 PS, 35 km/h

Capacity: 2600 cm

Gearbox: 2 forward + rear (planetary transmission)


History of our car:

Our car was found and bought in 2018 in Texas near Houston. The owner restored the car since the 60´s. But there is still some work to do. Most of the mechanical parts are with the car and in good condition. Only the safety brake needs some attention. The bodywork is similar to early truck bodyworks. The car has an unique bodywork. Most of the work was done by the owner in accordance to the Knox club. The bodywork is still in very good condition.

Nowadays - with modern Internet - it seems to be that the 1903 Knox (Engine number 500) is quiet similar to the normal Model C vehicle with standard 2+2 seater bodywork. Therefore the truck bodywork is very rare. The owner told me that this is the only 1903 Knox truck with this drive train in the world. I still have to do research work to bring this car back to its original former glory.  I hope to start with the restoration after finishing researches in 2020.

1903 Knox Waterless (Model C)
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1903 Knox Waterless (Model C)
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1903 Knox Waterless (Model C)
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1903 Knox Waterless (Model C)
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