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The Haynes-Apperson Company
Kokomo, Indiana

In 1893 Elwood P. Haynes purchased a Sintz marine engine. With this little single cylinder two stroke engine and with the assistance of The Apperson Brothers Machine Shop in Kokomo, Indiana. Elwood Haynes built one of the first American Automobiles.

The Sintz Gas Engine Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan built the early engine used in the Haynes-Apperson, Haynes and the Apperson Automobiles.

Elwood P. Haynes
Elwood P. Haynes
1894 Haynes-Apperson
1894 Haynes-Apperson

The first Haynes-Apperson was high wheeler two passenger automobile equipped with a Sintz engine, spur gear three speed transmission and friction differential. It was the first automobile to run on the street of Kokomo, Indiana. Haynes also claimed it was the first American Automobile.

The First Haynes Apperson Automobile
The First Haynes Apperson Automobile

At first it was casual partnership between Elwood Haynes and the Apperson Brothers. They made about 6 automobiles between 1894 and 1898. But it was not until sometimes in 1898 that the Haynes-Apperson automobile company was organized. The Haynes-Apperson Company produced about 200 to 250 car per year during the next few years.

1899 Haynes-Apperson Two Passenger Phaeton
1899 Haynes-Apperson Two Passenger Phaeton

From 1898 to 1901 the Haynes-Apperson Company produced two passenger, four passenger and six passenger carriages or phaeton. These automobiles were equipped with a double cylinder gasoline engine. The two passenger Phaetons sold for $1230.00

1901 Haynes Apperson Carriage
1901 Haynes Apperson Carriage

1902 and 1903 Haynes-Apperson production included a $1200.00 2 cylinder 8 horsepower Runabout plus a 2 cylinder 12 horsepower $1500.00 Phaeton and $1800.00 Surrey. 1904 Haynes-Apperson production included 2 passenger Touring Cars with a 12 horsepower two cylinder engine built on a 76 inch chassis. Also a four passenger Touring car and a canopy top touring car with four cylinder engine built on a 93 chassis.

1903 Haynes Apperson Touring Car
1903 Haynes Apperson Touring Car

In 1901 Elwood Haynes and the Appersons parted ways with a lot of bitterness. In 1902 the first Apperson arrived on the market. Elwood Haynes continued the Haynes-Apperson name until June 1, 1904, after that date it became simply the Haynes.

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