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Jewel Carriage Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ohio Motor Car Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Crescent Motor Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Ohio was an American Automobile built in Carthage, Ohio by The Ohio Motor Car Co. from 1909 to 1912 and by The Crescent Motor Co. in 1913.

Headquarters for the Jewel Carriage Co., Ohio Motor Car Co. and the Crescent Motor Co. was in Cincinnati, Ohio with the factory in Carthage, Ohio

C. F. Pratt was president of The Jewel Carriage Company and of The Ohio Motor Car Co. C. F. Pratt joined The Jewel Carriage Company in 1899 which had moved to Cincinnati from Hamilton Ohio two year previously. The company manufactured carriages, buggies, phaetons and light wagons up to 1912.

In 1909 C. F. Pratt organized The Ohio Motor Car Co., the officials were the same as The Jewel Carriage Company. Both the Carriages and The Ohio automobile were manufactured at Carthage, Ohio. The Jewel Carriage Company sold both the Ohio automobiles and the Jewel Carriages out of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1908 Ohio - The Jewel Carriage Co. Cincinnati, Ohio
1908 Ohio - The Jewel Carriage Co. Cincinnati, Ohio

Seven body styles were offered on a wheelbase of 110 inches. The engine used was a four cylinder four cycle that developed 35-40 horsepower. Transmission was a selective type with three speeds forward and reverse using shaft drive. Wheels were artillery type sized at 34 inches X 4 inches.

The Ohio Motor Car Co. Cincinnati, Ohio
The Ohio Motor Car Co. Cincinnati, Ohio

In August of 1912 Jewel Carriage Co. merged with The Ohio Motor Car Co. Two months earlier the carriage end of The Jewel Carriage Co. was sold to American Carriage Company. The Ohio Motor Car Co. based in Cincinnati, Ohio continued to produce The Ohio automobile in Carthage, Ohio. Four different body styles were produced in 1912.

1912 Ohio - The Ohio Motor Car Co. Cincinnati, Ohio
1912 Ohio - The Ohio Motor Car Co. Cincinnati, Ohio

A three passenger roadster shown above and two Touring Cars were priced at $2150. The Ohio model 40-L Torpedo fully equipped was priced at $2450.00. The 1912 models were equipped with the same 35-40 horsepower engine.

1914 Ohio - The Crescent Motor Co. Cincinnati, Ohio
1914 Ohio - The Crescent Motor Co. Cincinnati, Ohio

In 1913 The Ohio Motor Car Co. was purchased by The Crescent Motor Co. This new company was headed by Ralph Northway of Wyoming, Ohio who also owned the Northway Motor Company and was formerly associated with with a large automobile firm in Detroit, MI. Production of the Ohio automobile continued along with motor production.

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