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Orient Buckboard
The Waltham Mfg. Co.
Waltham, MA
1903-1908

The Orient Buckboard was introduced in 1902 and full production of this American Automobile started in 1903. This very simple automobile consisted of two seats and a wooden platform. It was built similar to a horse and buggy but with an engine.

There were times when the Orient Buckboard outsold every other Automobile sold to the public.

Orient Buckboard
Orient Buckboard Advertisement

In 1891, Charles Metz formed the Waltham Manufacturing Company to design and build bicycles called the Orient. Metz made about 100,000 bicycles and is credited with producing the first American motorcycle in 1898. The following year the company announced production of an electric runabout automobile. However, the Electric Car never went into production. Another company using the Waltham Manufacturing Company factory built the Waltham Steam Car. Charles Metz's association with the company ended in 1902. From 1903 until 1907 the company produced the Orient Buckboard and the Orient Motor Car.

1903 Orient Buckboard
1903 Orient Buckboard

Two models were offered in 1903, the Orient Buckboard and the Orient Motor Car. The Orient buckboard was equipped with a single cylinder air cooled four horsepower engine geared to the rear axle. The price of this light car was $500.00. The $950.00 1903 Orient Motor Car was equipped with a 8 horsepower single cylinder engine.

1904 Orient Buckboard
1904 Orient Buckboard

By 1904 the cost of the Orient Buckboard was lowered to $425.00. The single cylinder engine was still rated at four horsepower. However, it was now equipped with a two speed transmission. New features included additional springs for an improved ride, crank starting and wider seats.

1905 Orient Buckboard
1905 Orient Buckboard

Prices dropped again in 1905 on the Buckboard to $375.00. Other American Automobiles built by the Waltham Manufacturing Co. in 1905 included the $450.00 Surrey, a $475.00 Runabout and the $525.00 Tonneau shown above. Also in 1905 a completely new car appeared. They were known as the Waltham Orient.

1906 Orient Buckboard
1906 Orient Buckboard

The history of the Waltham Manufacturing Co. is shown in the above advertisement. It mentions that the company was started in 1891. By 1906 the Orient was still equipped with a rear mounted air cooled single cylinder four horsepower engine with friction drive. The price was up to $440.00.

Restored 1907 Orient Buckboard
Restored 1907 Orient Buckboard

1908 Orient Buckboard
1908 Orient Buckboard

In 1909 the Waltham Manufacturing Company became known as The Metz Company.

For additional information on the Waltham / Metz Automobiles!

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