American Automobiles American Automobiles American Automobiles

The Ackerman Automobile & The W. K. Ackerman Co.

1908 Roadster Antique American Automobiles
Cheap Antique Cars For Sale
Autobuggy - Motor Carriage
1908 Touring Car 1900-1925 Touring Cars
Touring Cars For Sale
4 and 5 Passenger Touring Cars
1910 Runabout High Wheeler Runabouts
Early 1900 Runabouts For Sale
Babcock - Elgin - Knox - Pratt
1916 Convertible Roadster 1900-1930 Roadsters
2 passenger Sportster
Ford - Chevy - Dodge Bros.
The W. K. Ackerman Co.
Detroit, MI

W. K. Ackerman of Detroit, Mi built this American Automobile in 1897. Passenger comfort was Ackerman's first goal. He was not concerned with how to propel his automobile, but how to give it greater riding ease.

Passenger comfort was a problem to be solved in the late 1800s.

W. K. Ackerman did this with three separate features. The feature attraction of the shown below was the "Ackerman Spring Wheel." All forms of leaf or coil springs had been eliminated. The new arrangement consisted of a wheel hub and steering knuckle that had internal springs.

1897 Ackerman
1897 Ackerman

Although limited in production, the Ackerman was the easiest riding car of the period. Other features that added to the comfort of Ackerman passenger's was larger than ordinary pneumatic tires used to absorb road shock.

The Ackerman Spring Wheel
The Ackerman Spring Wheel

A careful look at the close up illustration reveals the dash to be made by screen wire, which permitted air to pass through. This served the dual purpose of cooling the passenger's feet in addition to supplying a current of air to the single cylinder air cooled engine under the seat.

Find Antique Cars, Collector Cars, 1950s-1960s Classic Cars, 1960s-1970s
Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Street Rods and Vintage Military Vehicles!
1900-1929 Antique Cars For Sale
1930-1939 Antique Cars For Sale
1940-1949 Collector Cars For Sale

1950-1959 Classic Cars For Sale
1960s 1970s Muscle Car For Sale

Hot Rods & Rat Rods For Sale
Pro Street & Street Rods For Sale

Collectibles Automobilia For Sale
Vintage Auto Advertising For Sale

Auto Manuals & Literature For Sale
Auto Books & Manuals For Sale
Auto Brochures & Catalogs

1929 Studebaker
Find Auto Related Collectibles, Automobilia, Advertising, Auto Manuals,
Auto Books, Auto Brochures and Vintage Auto Literature For Sale!

Site Navigation

  • HOME - American Automobiles
  • A - Manufacturers
  • B - Manufacturers
  • C - Manufacturers
  • D - Manufacturers
  • E - Manufacturers
  • F - Manufacturers
  • G - Manufacturers
  • H - Manufacturers
  • I - Manufacturers
  • J - Manufacturers
  • K - Manufacturers
  • L - Manufacturers
  • M - Manufacturers
  • N - Manufacturers
  • O - Manufacturers
  • P - Manufacturers
  • Q - Manufacturers
  • R - Manufacturers
  • S - Manufacturers
  • T - Manufacturers
  • U - Manufacturers
  • V - Manufacturers
  • W - Manufacturers
  • X - Manufacturers
  • Y - Manufacturers
  • Z - Manufacturers
  • Electric Automobile Manufacturers
  • Steam Automobile Manufacturers
  • American Cyclecar Manufacturers
  • American Automobiles Automotive Articles

  • Fabulous Tail Fins of the 50s & 60s

    Early American Automobiles For Sale


    End Date: Saturday Apr-29-2017 12:45:04 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $14,900.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1930 Marquette (Buick) 4 door Sedan Rare 1930 (Buick) Marquette Super Nice Condition!!!

    $12,100.00 (2 Bids)
    End Date: Tuesday May-2-2017 5:59:14 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $17,000.00
    Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

    1927 Other Makes Stutz Vertical Eight Brougham 1927

    End Date: Tuesday May-16-2017 1:47:55 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $149,500.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1947 Other Makes Crosley Round Side Pickup Truck Crosley Round Side Pickup Truck 1947 Crosley Round Side Pickup Truck, 1/4-ton, Restored, Push Button Start..LOOK

    $3,550.00 (15 Bids)
    End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 15:00:00 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1935 Other Makes Auburn Dual-Ratio Phaeton Sedan 1935 Auburn 851 Dual-Ratio Phaeton Sedan

    End Date: Tuesday May-16-2017 0:46:37 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $159,500.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1929 Other Makes rat rat rod 29 ford tudor

    End Date: Tuesday May-2-2017 15:50:31 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $28,000.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1928 Other Makes Ford Model A 2 door 1928 Ford Model “A” Roadster Built by Norm Francis

    End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 14:03:51 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $35,000.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1923 Other Makes Nonr Dodge rat rod, hot rod , not model ford 1923

    $7,500.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 17:17:50 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list
  • Home | Site Map | Links | Privacy Policy

    This site is Copyright Farber and Associates, LLC 2009-2012, All Rights Reserved