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Detroit, Michigan

In December 1904 the Hammer Motor Company of Detroit, Michigan was organized by Henry Hammer, Leon J. Paszske, Foster F. Allen and Harry F. Nickoalds as a successor to the Hammer-Sommer Auto Carriage Co.

The new Hammer had double the cylinders, double the horsepower and double the price of the Hammer-Sommer.

The first Hammer built in 1905 was a double phaeton four passenger American Automobile that was equipped with a two cylinder air cooled engine that developed 12 horsepower. Very few were built. Henry Hammer then turned his attention to a large Touring Car.

1905 Hammer Advertisement
1905 Hammer Advertisement

The 1905 Hammer Touring Car was advertised as a four cylinder automobile priced at $2,500.00 and was equal to any $3,500.00 automobile on the market. It carried as many as five passengers on it's 98 inch wheelbase.

1905 Hammer Touring Car
1905 Hammer Touring Car

The $2,500.00 Hammer Touring Car was equipped with a four cylinder water cooled engine that developed 24 horsepower. The Hammer engine consist of four vertical cylinders cast in one piece. The valves were mechanically operated and were located on one side of the motor. Engine cooling was by means of a vertical tubular radiator with exhaust fan and circulating pump which was gear driven from the crank shaft. Ignition is by means of the jump spark system.

The change gear was of the planetary type giving two speeds and reverse the high speed clutch being of the multiple disc type with shaft drive.

1906 Hammer Touring Car
1906 Hammer Touring Car - Model H

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