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U.S. Long Distance

Jersey City, NJ, USA
Filed under:  Companies
 
Comment(s): 4
 
 

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.


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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).


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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".

 
 
COMMENTS
JF1952 days ago

How rare are these? I found the placard to no. 77 in my lawn.

Jed1948 days ago

Want to sell it?

mike cvercko1388 days ago

My wife is a grand daughter of Eugene Riotte, who with is brother Carl owned the US Long Distance Automobile Co. The plaque would be very meaningful to us. Please advise if you would be willing to sell. Thanks Mike

Thomas Krapf832 days ago

Hi All,
I have elected to build this automobile as a quad bicycle but would like to be as authentic as possible. Could anyone supply me with a variety of pictures from many angles to assist me in an accurate reproduction since I would like to honor the car properly. Thank You.

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