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Commonwealth Motors

Joliet, Illinois. USA.
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The Commonwealth Motors Corporation of Joliet, Illinois near Chicago started car production in 1913 with the Partin-Palmer.

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Commonwealth Motors emblem. (source: Radiator Emblem Collection)

In 1915 it became the Commonwealth to demonstrate the aim for selling cars internationally. In 5 years they only sold 4,000 cars. The best year was 1920 with a production of 1,828 cars. Their slogan was "The Car with the Foundation".

In 1922 they merged with the Markin Body Corporation and built a taxicab called Checker for decades.

 
 
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