Fred Arbenz was president and founder of the company in Chillicothe, Ohio. His son Nand Arbenz was designer of the mid priced Arbenz.
The Scioto Car Co. (1911-1912) was named after a river that runs through Chillicothe, Ohio. In 1912 the company was renamed after it's founder, Fred Arbenz.
The automobile name was spelled "ArBenZ" in advertising. Reportly to take advantage of the popular Benz automobile made in Germany. Touring Cars and Roadsters were produced from 1911 to 1918.
(source: American Automobiles)
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