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The Hewitt Motor Company
New York, NY

The Hewitt Motor Company was formed by Edward Ringwood Hewitt in June of 1905 to produce an American Automobile named after Hewitt.

The Hewitt Motor Co. then purchased the Selden Patent license owned by the Standard Motor Construction Co. of Jersey City, New York.

The first Hewitt's were built in 1906 in New York, New York.

1906 production included "The Little Touring Car" a two passenger automobile that was equipped with a single cylinder 8 horsepower engine on a 84 inch wheelbase. A planetary gear transmission with two speeds forward and reverse was used. Also equipped with the one cylinder was a 4 passenger Town Car and a Limousine on a 84 inch wheelbase.

Additional 1906 Hewitt's was a 5 passenger Touring Car and a 5 passenger Limousine equipped with a four cylinder engine rated at 25 horsepower. Both were built on a 112 inch wheelbase.

1906 Hewitt Advertisement
1906 Hewitt Advertisement

The Hewitt company continued its single cylinder production in 1907. Which included the 2 passenger "Little Touring Car", a 5 passenger Touring Car, 5 passenger Town Car and 5 passenger Limousine on a 84 inch wheelbase. Also built was a 3 passenger Runabout on a 72 inch wheelbase.

1907 Hewitt Touring Car
1907 Hewitt Touring Car

In 1907 The Hewitt Motor Company built a large 5 passenger Touring Car. It was equipped with a hefty V-8 engine that developed 50/60 horsepower and had a bore of 4 inches and a stroke of 4 1/2 inches. The Hewitt was the first American Automobile to be equipped with a V-8 engine, although not the first 8 cylinder. The earlier Buffum had a flat opposed 8 cylinder engine.

1907 Hewitt Eight Cylinder Engine
1907 Hewitt Eight Cylinder Engine

1907 Hewitt V-8 Touring Car features were 110 inch wheelbase, 34 inch x 4 1/2 inch wheels and tires, Simms-Bosch plugs, Simms-Bosch magneto, water cooled, shaft drive and a two speed planetary transmission. Asking price $4500.00. The Hewitt Motor Company was absorbed by the Metzger Motor Car Company builders of the Everett automobile.

1907 Hewitt Eight Cylinder Engine Rear View
1907 Hewitt Eight Cylinder Engine Rear View

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