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The Searchmont Motor Co.
Philadelphia, PA
1900-1902

Fournier-Searchmont Co.
Philadelphia, PA
1902-1903

The Searchmont Automobile Co.
Philadelphia, PA
1903-1904

The main office and factory was located in Philadelphia, PA and a second factory was located in Trainer, Pa renamed Searchmont, PA (near Chester, PA)

In just four short years the Searchmont was built by three different firms. (1) The Searchmont Motor Co., (2) Fournier-Searchmont Co., (3) The Searchmont Automobile Co.

1901 Searchmont Wagonette
1901 Searchmont Wagonette

In 1900 Theodore C. Search formed The Searchmont Motor Co. The purpose was to build an American Automobile called the Searchmont. He then acquired the rights to manufacture a light two passenger car developed by the Keystone Motor Company. The Keystone car was known as the Wagonette. The Searchmont Wagonette was a tiller steered two-seater buggy with a single cylinder rear-mounted engine rated at 5 horsepower. This Searchmont Wagonette was produced through 1902 at a factory in Philadelphia, PA.

1903 Searchmont Type III Touring Car
1902 Searchmont Type III Touring Car

The Searchmont Motor Company produced this 5 passenger Touring Car with an optional surrey top in 1901 and 1902. It was called the five Passenger Deluxe Type IV. The Type IV Touring Car was equipped with a two cylinder engine rated at 12 horsepower. The frame, made of hickory wood, was reinforced with steel.

1903 Searchmont Type Vl Touring Car
1903 Fournier-Searchmont Type VI Touring Car

In 1902 Searchmont Motor Company changed its name to Fournier-Searchmont Co. to obtain the advertising advantage of Charles Fournier, the French race driver who had been a consistent winner and gaining much publicity. The Fournier-Searchmont Co. name was droped in early 1903. Charles Fournier wanted to return to France to continue automobile racing. The Fournier-Searchmont Co. was renamed The Searchmont Automobile Co. in 1903.

1903 Searchmont Type Vl Touring Car
1903 Searchmont Type VII Touring Car

In 1903 The Searchmont Automobile Co. made a complete change in design of their automobiles. The new design was along French lines. It had a 81 inch wheelbase, standard tread, 32 inch x 3 1/2 inch wooden wheels and tires. The 1903 Searchmont was equipped with a two cylinder engine that developed 10 horsepower. It had a 4 1/2 inch bore and a 5 inch stroke.

1903 Searchmont Type VII
1903 Searchmont Type VII

1903 Searchmont Type VII
1903 Searchmont Advertisement
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Shown above and below are four Searchmont Automobile Co. Advertisement. Advertising claims included "Americas Leading Automobile" and "The Luxurious Searchmont".

The first four-cylinder "Silent Knight" engine was perfected and installed in a 1904 Searchmont Type VI Touring Car. The Silent Knight without any particular effort at economy, averaged from 10 to 17 miles per gallon. The silent Knight "valveless" 4-cycle motor represents six years of work by the inventor of the motor, three years in fully perfecting the motor design, followed by three years in the shop and on the road with the car.

1903 Searchmont Automobile Co.
1903 Searchmont Automobile Co.
1903 Searchmont Automobile Co.
1903 Searchmont Automobile Co.
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