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The Sommer Motor Co.
Detroit, Michigan

In the spring of 1904 The Sommer Motor Co. of Detroit, Michigan was organized by Herman A. Sommer and William J. Sommer as a successor to the Hammer-Sommer Auto Carriage Co. and it's Hammer-Sommer automobile.

The 1905 Sommer Model E shown below was a five passenger Touring Car with a detachable tonneau. It was built on a 83 inch wheelbase and a tread of 56 inches.

The 1905 Sommer Model E accessories & features included a brass horn, tools, two solar side lamps, solar tonneau lamps, phare solar headlight. The body color was dark green or olive. The wheels were wood artillery 30 inches x 3 1/2 inches. Tires were diamond or G & J mounted on detachable rims.

1905 Sommer Touring Car
1905 Sommer Touring Car

The 1905 Sommer was equipped with a water cooled four cycle double cylinder opposed engine that developed 15 horsepower. It had a bore of 4 inches and a stroke of 5 inches. Each cylinder head is cast in one piece. The transmission was a planetary type with two forward and reverse gears. It had a chain drive from engine shaft to rear axle. Steering provided by Brown Lipe. Brakes by Raymond double band on rear axle and operated by foot lever. The frame was made of pressed steel with elliptic springs.

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