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Kessler

Detroit, Michigan, USA
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The Kessler Motor Company was a short-lived American manufacturer of aircraft engines and automobiles. In 1907 Martin C. Kessler designed an automobile engine for the Chandler Motor Car company in Cleveland, Ohio. He then worked as an independent engineering consultant. In 1917, after several attempts, he founded the Kessler Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan.

With the end of World War I the demand for military engines ended, and like many similar companies, Kessler Motors turned to building automobiles. The first model, the Kessler Super-Charge Four, was announced in January 1920 and shown the following month at the Detroit Auto Show.

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Kessler Super Charge emblem. (source: American Auto Emblems)

(Part of this article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It includes content from this Wikipedia article.)

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First car built by Kessler Motor Co. in 1913, Detroit, Michigan. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

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M.C. Kessler and Willett LaTourette working on the first engine built by M.C. Kessler in 1900. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

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Kessler Motor Company factory in Detroit, Michigan. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

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Kessler Motor Car Company factory, Plant no. 2. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

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Interior of the Kessler Motor Car Company, showing rows of machines and pulleys. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

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Interior of the Kessler-Detroit Motor Company. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

 
 
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