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The Mahoning Motor Car Co.
Youngstown, Ohio

In March of 1904 it was announced that The Mahoning Motor Car Co. was organized to manufacture an American Automobile. The Mahoning was built only in 1904 and 1905. Local businees man Warren P. Williamson and D. E. Webster of the Youngstown Carriage and Wagon Co. along with engineer Charles T Gaither formerly of the Fredonia Carriage and Manufacturing Co. formed the company.

1905 Mahoning
1905 Mahoning

The Mahoning was built in two models, one with a 9 horsepower single cylinder air cooled horizontal engine, two speed planetary transmission and chain drive, and the other with a 24 horsepower four cylinder air cooled vertical engine three speed transmission with shaft drive.

1905 Mahoning Advertisement
1905 Mahoning Advertisement

The method of cooling the engine cylinders was a unique feature of the automobiles made by the Mahoning Motor Car Company. The air cooling system which was devised by Charles T Gaither. It consisted of a number of triangular shaped loops of 3/32 inch copper wire which were strung on 1/16 inch thick x 1/4 inch wide copper ribbon. The ribbon was then securely wound around the cylinder walls.

1905 Mahoning Advertisement
1905 Mahoning Advertisement

A side entrance Touring Car, Runabout, Stanhope and Delivery cars were produced by The Mahoning Motor Car Co. The wheelbase was 82 inches, 28 inch artillery type wheels with 3 1/2 inch tires. The total weight of the Mahoning was 1300 pounds.

1905 Mahoning Touring Car
Restored 1905 Mahoning Touring Car

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