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The Gearless Transmission Co.
Rochester, NY

The Gearless Motor Car Co.
Rochester, NY

The Gearless was an American Automobile that was produced by the The Gearless Transmission Co. and The Gearless Motor Car Co. from 1907 to 1909.

The Gearless Transmission Co. was known for it's gearless transmission for light and heavy automobiles. In 1906 it was the only direct drive friction transmission.

A friction transmission was very common on early 1900s Cyclecars but the Gearless automobile was a large car with large engines and this combination was very unusual. In their first year Gearless offered four cylinder engines rated at 50 and 60 horsepower. These powerful engines were used in five and seven passenger Touring Cars. Gearless-1908.jpg

1908 Gearless Automobile
1908 Gearless Touring Car - Great Six - 60 Horsepower

In 1908 the Gearless introduced a six cylinder 75 horsepower engine called The Great Six. These engines were installed in Gearless automobiles called the Greyhound that had long hoods housing the engine and gearless transmission. Prices for the Greyhound was as high as $3,000.00.

In March of 1908 The Gearless Transmission Co. reorginized into The Gearless Motor Car Co. and produced smaller and cheaper automobiles. The American Automobiles were called the Olympic and were equipped with four cylinder engines rated at 32/37 horsepower. The Olympic was offered in a gearless transmission and a conventional three speed transmission. Prices for the Olympic were $1650 for a gearless transmission and 1800.00 for a three speed.

1907 Gearless Transmission Co.
1907 Gearless Transmission Co. Magazine Ad
Showing The Gearless Transmission Installed In Automobile Chassis

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