E.R. Thomas

Buffalo, N.Y. USA.
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The E.R. Thomas Motor Company was located at 1200 Niagara Street in Buffalo, N.Y. between 1900 and 1919 and had branches in New York, Boston and Chicago. In 1906, produced the 50 H.P. Thomas Flyer, which sold for $3,500.00.

They positioned the brand as "The Car for Cultured People" and their lineup for 1910 included the 6-40, a 5-passenger Touring Car "Flyabout" or "Tourabout" for $3,750, a 7-passenger Touring Car for $3,850, a 5-passenger four-door Touring Car or "Torpedo Flyabout" for $3,900, a 7-passenger Limousine for $5,000 and the 6-40 7-passenger "Landaulet" for $5,100.

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The Thomas Flyer logo.

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The Thomas Flyer "NY to Paris" badge.

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E.R. Thomas logo.

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E.R. Thomas technical service mark.

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E.R. Thomas Motor Company building of Buffalo, N.Y. L.C. Holden, architect, N.Y.C. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

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1908 Thomas. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library.)

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George M. Davis and passengers in Thomas car no. 9, parked in front of the Bagg's Hotel in Utica, New York, during the 1906 Glidden Tour. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

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1912 Thomas Motor Car Company ad, located at 23rd and Michigan in Chicago. (source: Early Automobile Companies Ephemera Collection, 1910-1932. Courtesy Northwestern University Transportation Library.)

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1911 E.R. Thomas Six-Forty ad.

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1906 E.R. Thomas "Flyer" ad.

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1906 E.R. Thomas ad.

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1905 E.R. Thomas ad.

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1910 E.R. Thomas "Thomas Flyer" four-door Touring ad.

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