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Model: 1909 Black Model 112 Motor Buggy
Manufacturer: Black Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL
Original Price: $475
Motor: Air-cooled, 2-cylinder, 14-hp, 100.2-cid
The Black Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois, produced high-wheel gas-powered buggies from 1903 to 1909. They were powered by a 2-cylinder, 14-hp air-cooled engine. They used chain drive and solid rubber tires. Advertised top speed was 25 mph.
Blacks, like other high wheelers, were marketed primarily in rural areas where deeply rutted dirt (and mud) roads made the high ground clearance desirable.
In late 1909, the company took over the distribution of a new conventional 4-cylinder car which it called the Black Crow, made by the Crow Motor Car Company of Elkhart, Indiana. Late in 1910, the Black company was liquidated and in 1911, the name Crow-Elkhart was adopted.