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Reliable Dayton
Reliable Dayton Motor Car Co.
Chicago, IL

This American Automible was produced by William O. Dayton who also ran The Dayton & Mashey Automobile Works which made the engine for the Reliable Dayton. The engine used on the Reliable Dayton was a air cooled two cylinder two cycle that developed 15 horsepower. The engine was located under the seat with final drive by chain. Later models used a four stroke engines.

The Reliable Dayton used a light frame and high wheels. Wheels were 40 inches in the front and 44 inches in the rear with 1 1/8 inch solid rubber tires. The transmission was a two speed planetary mounted on the engine shaft.

1908 Reliable Dayton
1908 Reliable Dayton

In the 1908 magazine ad above The Reliable Dayton Motor Car Co. claimed that the Reliable Dayton was "The First Real Successor To The Horse". Three Reliable Dayton automobiles were produced. A 2 passenger Runabout, a five passenger Surrey and a Delivery Wagon. During 1909 the Reliable Dayton Motor Car Co. stopped production and the factory was taken over by the F. A. L. Motor Co. for manufacture of the F. A. L. Car.

1909 Reliable Dayton Roadster - Surrey
1909 Reliable Dayton
1909 Reliable Dayton

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