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James Cunningham Son & Co.

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1919 Cunningham V-3 6-Passenger Touring Car
1919 Cunningham V-3 6-Passenger Touring Car


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James Cunningham, Son and Company History

James Cunningham, Son and Company
Rochester, New York
1838 - 1935

James Cunningham, Son and Company dates back to 1838. From its beginning, the Rochester, New York company was known for fine coachwork and, before many years, was among the leading manufacturers of horsedrawn carriages, ambulances and funeral equipment. Cunningham horsedrawn carriages were offered until 1915.

At the turn-of-the-century, the company experimented with electric vehicles, but it was not until 1907 that it entered the automobile market in ernest. At frist, Cunningham built chassis and bodies for their automobiles, installing 4-cylinder engines made by Buffalo or Continental. After 1910, the company began producing its own engine and in 1916, introduced a V-8 engine that was continued into the 1930īs.

Cunningham luxury-built automobiles were offered as late as 1933. From then until 1935, only custom-made bodies were produced for other automobile manufacturers.

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