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Saxon

Detroit, Michigan. USA.
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While small cars were already popular in Europe it was a new realization in America so in 1914, Saxon offered the first genuine small automobile for $395. With a 96-inch wheelbase, roomy body, ample leg room and generous doors, it was powered by a four cylinder engine capable of up to 40 MPH.

saxon radiator emblem

Saxon radiator emblem. (source: Apijunior)

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Saxon front and back covers of brochure. (source: Early Automobile Companies Ephemera Collection, 1910-1932. Courtesy Northwestern University Transportation Library)

saxon factory

Saxon Factory. (source: Early Automobile Companies Ephemera Collection, 1910-1932. Courtesy Northwestern University Transportation Library)

SAXON VEHICLES
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1914 Saxon.

saxon delivery car

Saxon Delivery Car. (source: Early Automobile Companies Ephemera Collection, 1910-1932. Courtesy Northwestern University Transportation Library)

saxon roadster

Saxon Roadster. (source: Early Automobile Companies Ephemera Collection, 1910-1932. Courtesy Northwestern University Transportation Library)

saxon six

Saxon Six. (source: Early Automobile Companies Ephemera Collection, 1910-1932. Courtesy Northwestern University Transportation Library)

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M.A. Croker posing in a 1914 Saxon car after 30 day endurance run of 135 miles. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

SAXON ADS
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1914 Saxon car ad.

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1914 Saxon car ad.

 
 
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