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The Simplex Automobile Co.
New Brunswick, NJ and
Long Island City, NY
1915-1924

In September 1914 the Simplex Automobile Co. purchased the Crane Motor Car Co. acquiring at the same time the services of Henry Middlebrook Crane. The Crane Motor Car Co. became The Simplex Automobile Co. and American Automobile production was named the Crane-Simplex. About 120 Crane-Simplex automobile were built.

1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 Holbrook
1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 Holbrook

The 1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 was among the most expensive, largest and most powerful well built luxury car in America. These American Automobiles were owned by only the wealthiest socilites and businessmen of the time. The chassis alone cost more than $8,000.00.

1918 Crane-Simplex Touring Car
1918 Crane-Simplex Touring Car

The high dollar Crane-Simplex chassis carried coachwork from such custom body builders as Brewster, Holbrook, Quimby and Kimball. In the early 1920s Crane-Simplex was absorbed by Hare's Motors. Production in the 1920s was small and the last Crane-Simplex was produced in 1924.

1915 Crane-Simplex Six Cylinder Chassis
1915 Crane-Simplex Six Cylinder Chassis

Shown above and below is a 1915 Crane-Simplex Six Cylinder Chassis and engine. They were built by The Simplex Automobile Company in New Brunswick, NJ. This six cylinder engine was rated at 46 horsepower. The cylinders were arranged in two pairs of three much like those for the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.

1915 Crane-Simplex Six Cylinder Engine
1915 Crane-Simplex Six Cylinder Engine


1915 Crane-Simplex

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