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Vehicle Equipment Company

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Vehicle Equipment Company
Legal form Company
Foundation 1900
Resolution 1906
Reason for dissolution Bankruptcy
Seat Long Island City, New York, USA
Industry Motor Vehicles

Vehicle Equipment Company was a US manufacturer of motor vehicles.[1][2]

Company history

Arthur H. Havemeyer, Hector H. Havemeyer and Robert Lloyd founded the company in December 1900, initially based in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City. In 1901, production of automobiles began. The brand name was VE. Sales were initially through John T. Rainier until he founded the Rainier Motor Car Company in 1905. On July 5, 1904, a fire destroyed the plant.

The company then moved to Long Island City. Production continued there from 1905. In March 1906, the company went bankrupt.

The General Vehicle Company became the successor company.

Vehicles

Only electric cars were on offer. The passenger cars had cardan drive. They were available as Brougham, Victoria, Hansom and Landaulet.

Far more important were the commercial vehicles. These included omnibuses for sightseeing and trucks.

Literature

  • Beverly Rae Kimes, Henry Austin Clark Jr: Standard catalog of American Cars. 1805-1942. digital edition. 3. Edition. Krause Publications, Iola 2013, ISBN 978-1-4402-3778-2, p. 1494 (English).
  • George Nicholas Georgano (ed.): The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. Volume 3: P-Z . Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago 2001, ISBN 1-57958-293-1, p. 1669 (English).

Individual references

  1. Beverly Rae Kimes, Henry Austin Clark Jr: Standard catalog of American Cars. 1805-1942. digital edition. 3. Edition. Krause Publications, Iola 2013, ISBN 978-1-4402-3778-2, p. 1494 (English).
  2. George Nicholas Georgano (ed.): The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. Volume 3: P-Z . Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago 2001, ISBN 1-57958-293-1, p. 1669 (English).