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The Vulcan Mfg. Co.
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The Vulcan was advertised as "The World's Greatest Light Car"! Built in Painesville, Ohio by The Vulcan Car Company this American Automobile was only produced in 1913 and 1914. Only a two passenger Speedster and a five passenger Touring Car were made by this early automobile manufacturer.

In 1913 a Vulcan Touring Car was priced at $850.00 and the Roadster or Speedster was priced at $750.00. Priced went up in 1914, as additional accessories were added. The Vulcan Speedster and Touring Car were both priced at $850.00 without starter or generator in 1914. With a Westinghouse generator, ignition and lighting systems these cars sold for $912.00. Completely equipped with other accessories these 1914 Vulcan automobiles cost $975.00.

1914 Vulcan Touring Car
1914 Vulcan Touring Car - Vulcan Car Company

The engines is a Vulcan long stroke four cylinder L-head that develops 33 horsepower. Transmission is a selective sliding gear with three speeds forward and reverse. Shaft drive torsion type and a Salisbury rear axle. 32 x 3 1/2 inch wheels and tires. Wheel base 120 inches.

1913 Vulcan Speedster
1913 Vulcan Speedster - Vulcan Mfg Co.

The engine used on this Vulcan Speedster was a smaller four cylinder that was rated at 27 horsepower. Wheel base is shorter at 105 inches. 32 x 3 1/2 inch wheels and tires. Three speed sliding gear transmission and a 5 pinion bevel gear differential.

Selling points in the above advertisement - "built strong and durable, pleasing and graceful lines, simple in design and construction, easy to operate and ster, will turn in 15 feet radius, comfortable to ride it, a smooth running motor, silent in its action, powerful and speedy, economical on gas, oil and tires etc".

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