The Waterless Knoxmobile (Apr, 1902)

The Waterless Knoxmobile.

A Business, Pleasure and Touring Car combined.

FEATURES – Grooved pins and forced air system for cooling the engine. Folding front seat, facing forward for extra passengers Entire rear of body for carrying purposes Two hundred miles on one supply of gasolene. Very safe, due to its simple control, two foot brakes and one double acting hand brake. Extremely easy riding, due to its long flexible side springs with swiveled ends. A great hill climber and very speedy, due to its powerful eight horse power engine. An ideal Doctor’s vehicle. Price $1,000. With top $1,100.

KNOX AUTOMOBILE CO., – – – Springfield, Mass.

New York Agency: F. H. Fowler, 139 W. 38th Street. Chicago Agency: H. M. Davis, 366 Wabash Avenue.

  1. Mike says: October 5, 20085:00 pm

    Eight horse power!

  2. KHarn says: October 17, 20086:10 pm

    “Two hundred miles on one supply of gasolene.”

    How many gallons (Pints? Liters? Quarts?) in “one supply”?

  3. mike says: February 17, 200912:22 pm

    I think it would take a lot of courage to get into one of those contraptions if you were only used to horses and mules! Going 20 miles an hour on bumpy streets would probably have felt like convertible Concord.

  4. Scott says: March 29, 20098:21 pm

    I saw a beautiful, running Knoxmobile, 1902, at the classic car show in Riverside Park, Vero Beach, Florida, on March 29, 2009. It was completely and beautifully restored. The owner told me that it has a >>> one <<< stroke engine! I looked it up on Wikipedia, and such a thing does exist. It sounded very different from a two or four stroke engine. You could hear the cylinder (just one of them) fire and you could hear the air being sucked in separately from the exhaust. It is one of the most interesting cars I have ever seen. Unfortunately, I did not get the name of the owner.

    Scott Badman

  5. Toronto says: March 30, 200912:58 am

    Scot: Interesting. One cylinder, but two pistons – sort of like a 2 stroke boxer engine. Interesting side trip via Wikipedia (then googling “bourke engine.’)

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