Partin Palmer

Chicago, IL. USA
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The Partin Manufacturing Company was an American automobile manufacturer, headquartered at 29 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois.

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Commonwealth Partin Palmer radiator emblem. (source: Smithsonian)

Their 1913 ad promoting the six passenger, 38 HP Partin-Palmer "38" for $975 disclosed the organization of the car as...

Mr. R.A. Palmer, General Manager of the Palmer Motor Car Company, early won his laurels as a designer, engineer and executive. In 1905 he organized a company to build a car of his own design and during the seven years as General Manager for that company he made a remarkable success. Mr. Palmer saw a still greater opportunity in producing the Partin-Palmer "38," and under his able management its success is a foregone conclusion.

Mr. C.C. Darnall, General Sales Manager for the Partin Manufacturing Company, is one of the pioneers in the selling end of the automobile business. He has had long experience and knows the trade, and his former successes indicate his peculiar fitness to handle the sales of the Partin-Palmer "38" most successfully.

Mr. G.H. Partin has made an enviable record as a successful business man and he, with his associates, is able to command almost unlimited capital. His interest in the Partin-Palmer "38" is a positive assurance of the stability and success of the company.

Come to Chicago and see for yourself.
You can't afford to neglect this for a day. It's going to mean fortunes to dealers who get the agency, and depleted business for their competitors. It's a big proposition—the sensation of the year! Jump on the next train and come to Chicago and see the Partin-Palmer "38" for yourself. Examine every detail of its construction. Take a ride in it. Listen to the purr of the new Mason motor. Note the size of the body, and how the extra seats fold back under the front seats. Feel the quality of the soft Turkish upholstering. See and know the car, and if you don't see that you can take the other fellow's business with the Partin-Palmer "38" you're not the dealer we want.

In 1915 the company got into financial trouble in Chicago, so the car's name was changed to Commonwealth (1917–1922), with production moved to Joliet, Illinois. In 1922, Leland Goodspeed designed a new car for the company, which became the Checker Cab.

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Partin Palmer logo.

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Partin Palmer logo.

Partin Palmer ADS
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1913 Partin Palmer ad.

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1914 Patin Palmer 38 ad.

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