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The Jones-Corbin Co.
Philadelphia, PA

The Jones-Corbin Automobile Co.
Philadelphia, PA

The Jones-Corbin was an American Automobile produced in Philadelphia, PA. It had an appearance that revealed considerable European influence.

Organized as The Jones-Corbin Co. in 1902 but in 1903 this company declared bankruptcy and promptly reorganized as The Jones-Corbin Automobile Co.

The Jones-Corbin runabout shown below had many unusual features including a wheelbase of 78 inches, wood wheels, cone clutch, sliding gear transmission with three speeds forward and reverse, self locking steering device, double chain drive, double acting brakes on the rear wheels and on the shaft drive, weight 675 pounds and was priced at $1,000.00.

1903 Jones-Corbin Runabout
1903 Jones-Corbin Co. Runabout

The 1903 Jones-Corbin Co. Runabout was equipped with a single cylinder water cooled DeDion engine rated at 8 horsepower. The Jones-Corbin Touring Cars were equipped with three different engines.  Two were of DeDion design. One was a single cylinder rated at 9 horsepower. The other was a two cylinder 16 horsepower engine. The big four cylinder engine was produced by J. C. Motors and rated at 22 1/2 horsepower.

1903 Jones-Corbin Touring Car
1903 Jones-Corbin Touring Car

Jones-Corbin Touring Cars sold for $1,200.00 for the 9 HP, $1,500.00 for 16 HP and $1,800.00 for the four cylinder 22 1/2 HP. Other Touring car features included improved water cooling, automatic oiling, magneto ignition, automatic governor on spark, lock steering, and a special three speed transmission.

1904 Jones-Corbin Runabout
1904 Jones-Corbin Runabout

This 1904 Jones-Corbin Runabout featured above was slightly higher in price at $1,280.00 and was advertised as "Designed and Built for City and Country Use!" and "The Appearance and All Desirable Features of a High Priced Touring Car!"

1905 Jones-Corbin Runabout
1905 Jones-Corbin Runabout

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