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Homer Laughlin
The Homer Laughlin Engineers Corp.
Los Angeles, California
1916

In 1913 Homer Laughlin, Jr. established The Homer Laughlin Engineers Corp. and developed a new automobile with a V-8 engine and a distinctive type of radiator.

The most interesting of all the Homer Laughlin features was the method of propulsion through the front wheels.

The Homer Laughlin Engineers Corp. accomplished the front wheel drive by means of a especially designed universal joint which is used in the steering knuckles. The joint consist of two pieces and the company claimed very little wear. The advantage of the Homer Laughlin's front wheel drive was the elimination of skidding.

1916 Homer Laughlin Eight
1916 Homer Laughlin Eight

The power plant consisted of an eight cylinder V Type engine with a 2 1/2 inch bore x 3 3/4 inch stroke and was designed to develop 25 horsepower. Engine cooling was by thermo-siphon, Connecticut ignition system, Allis Chalmers starting and lighting systems, 112 inch wheelbase, 30 x 3 1/2 inch wheels and tires.

The Homer Laughlin sale price was to be $1,050.00. Only 10 may have been made. The Homer Laughlin Roadster was in all the automobile trade publications during the fall of 1916. But this American Automobile vanished from sight in 1917.

1916 Homer Laughlin Roadster
1916 Homer Laughlin Roadster

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