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The Emerson Motors Co.
Kingston, NY
1916-1917

The Emerson Four was an American Automobile built in Kingston, NY by The Emerson Motors Co. Production of the Emerson ran from 1916 to 1917.

This automobile was name after George Willis Emerson. It is not known how many of these Emerson automobile's were build because some of the officers and owners of this company were convicted of fraud 1918.

According to The Emerson Motors Co. advertisement shown below the Emerson five passenger Touring Car. was "A Logical Selection". The Emerson was equipped with a four cylinder engine that developed 22 horsepower.

1917 Emerson Touring Car
1917 Emerson Touring Car

The Emerson sold for $545.00 which was reduced to $395.00 for 1917 as shown above. The Emerson was succeeded by the Campbell which was a similar design also selling for $395.00.

1917 Emerson Four Engine
1917 Emerson Four Engine

In 1917 The Emerson Motors Co. was accused that officials with the company committed fraud when they induced people to buy Emerson stock by claiming that they had orders for $60,000 cars. Nearly $1,500,000.00 was taken in by Fraud. The company was incorporated in 1916 with $10,000,000.00 in capital. Assets in 1917 were found to be less that $100,000.00. The indicated persons were N. F. Wilson, W. G. Emerson, T. A. Campball, G. B. Gifford and others. Four person were found guilty and the company went into receivership in 1918.

1917 Emerson Advertisement
1917 Emerson 2 Page Advertisement

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