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Santos-Dumont
The Columbus Motor Vehicle Co.
Columbus, Ohio
1902-1904

The Columbus Motor Vehicle Co. produced an American Automobile named after the famous balloonist, Alberto Santos-Dumont. The Santos-Dumont was built in 1902, 1903 and 1904. During the last year of production it was also advertised as the Dumont (see below).

The Santos-Dumont was made as a 2 passenger Runabout and a 4 passenger Touring Car with a Tonneau body.

1903 Santos-Dumont
1903 Santos-Dumont

In this 1903 advertisement the Santos-Dumont slogan was - "This One Flies But Never Falters". The first Santos-Dumont was priced at $1,800.00 and equipped with a two cylinder engine mounted under the seat and had chain drive.

1904 Santos-Dumont
1904 Santos-Dumont

The $1,500.00 1904 Santos-Dumont was equipped with a double cylinder water cooled horizontal opposed engine mounted on frame under front seats and developed 14 horsepower. Other features included 4 or 5 passengers, weight 1,850 pounds, standard tread, 82 inch wheelbase, 30 inch artillery wheels and 3 1/2 inch tires. In late 1904 the Santos-Dumont was known as The Dumont. It was priced at $2,000 and known as "The Flying Automobile".

1904 Dumont Touring Car
1904 Dumont Touring Car

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