Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Kissel Motor Car Company-- Part 1


The Kissel Motor Car Company was founded June 5, 1906, in Hartford, Wisconsin.  They specialized in custom-built, high-quality automobiles, hearses, firetrucks, taxis and trucks.  Those trucks were rated at 3/4, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 tons.

They also had a sales office at 2515 Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois in 1913.

During World War I, they produced trucks for the military and the company prospered after the war.  But stiff competition, the Great depression, mounting losses and an attempted hostile takeover by New Era Motors forced Kissel to file for receivership protection in November 1930.

More to Come.  --RoadDog

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