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IHC Auto Buggy
IHC 1909 Auto Buggy
IHC Auto Buggy of 1909
Model Details
Manufacturer International Harvester
Introduced date 1907
Discontinued date 1911
Superseded by IHC Auto Wagon
Production locations Akron, Ohio
No built 4516
Engine
Fuel gasoline
Cooling air
Cylinders 2 (horizontally-opposed)
Displacement ci / L 196 ci
Power HP @ rpm 18-20
Transmission
Gearbox type dog-type constant mesh
Gears (forward speeds) 2
Axles & drive
Axles No. (No. driven) 2(1)
Drive method chain drive
Tires standard/optional solid-rubber, 40" diameter front, 44" rear
Other
Shipping weight 2000 lb
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The IHC Auto Buggy was built from 1907-11.[1]

HistoryEdit

For Company history, see International Harvester.

The IHC Auto Buggy was International Harvester's first entry in the automotive field. Introduced in late 1906, the Auto Buggy was available in a 2-passenger version with a single seat and a small cargo box behind or with a rear seat for more passengers. Large diameter wheels (40 inches in front, 44 inches in back) gave good ground clearance for traversing the deeply rutted roads of the day. The simple machine was rugged and reliable and could be maintained and repaired by the owner. If more service was needed, International Harvester had farm equipment dealers nearly everywhere. 1907 sales literature described it as "A Thoroughly Reliable Common-Sense Machine"[2]. After the first 100 Auto Buggies were completed in Chicago, production was shifted to International’s new Akron, Ohio factory, built for that purpose.

PreservationEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Crismon, Frederick W. (1995). International Trucks. Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin.
  2. Crismon, Frederick W. (1995). International Trucks. Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin.


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