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Crest

Cambridge, MA, USA.
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The Crest Manufacturing Company was located in Cambridge, MA, USA. They built cars between 1901 and 1904. In 1903, they offered the Crestmobile which sold for $750.

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Crestmobile type.

The Crest factory was located near the current site of the Garment District in Kendall Square. The company was eventually sold to automaker Alden Sampson in 1905 and moved to Pittsfield. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, Alden Sampson ultimately became part of the Chrysler Corporation.

CREST CARS
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1914 Crestmobile. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

CREST ADS
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1904 Crestmobile ad. (source: Cambridge History)

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1903 Crest Crestmobile ad.

 
 
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