The U.S. Long Distance Automobile Company was founded at Jersey City, New Jersey, early in 1900. Its founders, Lewis Nixon, Lt. John C. Fremont and D.J. Newland, initially built marine engines. In April 1901 they introduced the Long Distance automobile, designed by C.C. Riotte.
Engines of one, two or three cylinders were available, and five models, designated Types A to E (the latter a delivery wagon), priced from $1,000 to $2,000. In January 1904, however, the company name was changed to Standard Motor Construction Company, and a larger car called "Standard" was produced in the old factory through 1905.
(source: RM Auctions).
1901 U.S. Long Distance Model A Runabout. 7hp, 137 cu. in. horizontal single-cylinder L-head engine with atmospheric intake valve, single speed with chain drive, solid front axle with full-elliptic springs, semi-elliptic rear suspension, flywheel brake and emergency brake on rear axle. Wheelbase: 63".