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Thomas Flyer
E. R. Thomas Motor Co.
Buffalo, NY
1902-1911

The E. R. Thomas Motor Car Co.
Buffalo, NY
1911-1919

Erwin Ross Thomas formed the E. R. Thomas Motor Co. and built the Thomas Flyer in Buffalo, NY from 1902 to 1919.

E. R. Thomas made the Cleveland bicycles in Buffalo in the late 1800s. In 1900 Thomas began production of motorized motorcycles and then engines from 1901 to 1902.

His first automobile was built in 1899 and called the Autotwo. From 1900 to 1902 Thomas granted a license to The Buffalo Automobile & Auto-Bi Co. who built the American Automobile called the Buffalo. In 1902 The E. R. Thomas Motor Car Co. was formed and Thomas took over Buffalo operations.

1903 Thomas Touring Car
1903 Thomas Touring Car

In 1903 Thomas introduced a double chain driven Touring Car powered by a three cylinder in line engine that developed 24 horsepower. Shown above in this vintage advertisement it was called "An Automobile For Family Use". This car was priced at $1250.00 to $1400.00.

1905 Thomas Flyer
1905 Thomas Flyer

The name Thomas Flyer was applied to the American Automobiles produced in 1905 to about 1912. The most famous model was a 1908 72 horsepower six cylinder Thomas Flyer that won the New York to Paris automobile race in 1908. In the race the Thomas Flyer drove around the world in 169 days. Winning the 1908 New York to Paris race had a short but positive effect on Thomas Flyer sales.

1906 Thomas Flyer
1906 Thomas Flyer
1907 Thomas Flyer
1907 Thomas Flyer
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In 1911 the E. R. Thomas Motor Co. was reorganized into The E. R. Thomas Motor Car Co. due to poor sales. By the end of 1912 The E. R. Thomas Motor Car Co. was in receivership. Which resulted from actions in the equity brought by the creditors because The E. R. Thomas Motor Car Co. was unable to meet its obligations. The last cars from Thomas were built to order in 1918, and possibly as late as 1919.

1912 Thomas Touring Car
1912 Thomas Touring Car
1912 Thomas Runabout
1912 Thomas Runabout
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1909 Thomas Flyer Sales Brochure - 1909 Thomas Flyer Specifications

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