Chicago Motor Vehicle Company

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The Chicago Motor Vehicle Company's factory was located in Harvey, Illinois and had its showroom near Chicago's Motor Row at 341 Wabash Avenue.

The 1903 ad below indicates the feature of being able to switch out one of 40 different bodies in just 10 minutes, changing a vehicle from "business" to "pleasure".

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1903 Chicago Motor Vehicle Company ad.

In the 1905 issue of "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois - Cook County Edition, Volume II" the company is mentioned as one of many manufacturing companies helping to build this new city.

One of the notable features in the growth of Harvey City, which has taken place almost entirely within the past twelve years, has been the development of manufacturing industries. Of these there are at the present time (1903) fifteen enterprises in operation, most of them working in iron. Some of the most important of these are: the Buda Foundry and Manufacturing Company, engaged in the manufacture of railway supplies and small cars; the Chicago Motor Vehicle Company, manufacturers of automobiles for commercial use; the Whitney Foundry Equipment Company; the Acme Gas Company, manufacturers of individual gas-plants for factories and Government works; the Chicago Railway Supply Foundry Company; the Great Northern Structural Company, etc. The town has one bank, which was started in the village days and is now in a prosperous condition.

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