1904 Speed-Well All

1904 Speed-Well All

SPEED-WELL — Reading & Oakland, Pennsylvania — (1904–1909) — Although never on a large scale, A.H. Yocum and his father George Y. Yocum built gasoline runabouts in addition to gasoline engines for a half-decade in Reading. Their small establishment was called A.H. Yocum Company, Inc. (following its formal incorporation in 1907), they employed about twenty men, and they called their car the Speed-Well. Probably extended ambition was their undoing. In the early fall of 1909, Yocum announced forthcoming removal to a new factory in Oakland where two-, three-and four-cylinder “valveless” cars of 10 to 40 hp would be built. The venture failed soon after.

 

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