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The Famous Manufacturing Company
East Chicago, Indiana
1908-1909

The Famous Manufacturing Co. was an early 1880s entrant into building American farm implements. This company built several Champion Hay Presses that are shown below. This company remained in business until 1909 producing farm implements and automobiles.

In 1908 and 1909 they built several two passenger models ranging in price from $450.00 to $600.00.

The Famous was a High Wheeler equipped with an air cooled overhead valve two cylinder opposed engine under the seat. The rear wheels were 42 inches and the front wheels were 36 inches. All advertising indicates a Chicago, Illinois address. However, the The Famous Manufacturing Company was located in East Chicago, Indiana. The Famous Manufacturing Company also made the Champion automobile.

The Famous Manufacturing Co.
The Famous Manufacturing Co.

Famous Champion Hay Press Advertisement
Famous Champion Hay Press Advertisement

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