Houghton Sulky Co. - Houghton Motor Company 1844-present Marion, Ohio
|Marion, Ohio's oldest business, now called Houghton Sulky Inc., still
supplies horse owners with the finest open carriages, sulkies and show horse vehicles in the country. Houghton
originally built circus wagons and carriages for royalty and added self-propelled vehicles to their line-up in the
In 1916 they started offering simple funeral coaches and ambulances built on their own fairly short, 22hp 4-cylinder assembled chassis, a vehicle meant to compete against the plethora of Model T-based coaches that were flooding the market. Occasionally they would custom-build longer bodies to mount on customer-supplied medium-priced chassis such as Buick.
Built coaches in 1916 and 1917 only?
HOUGHTON (US) 1915-1917
Houghton Motor Co., Marion, Ohio
This was an assembled 1-tonner with a 22 hp 4-cylinder engine and pneumatic tires. It was usually seen with the company's hearse bodywork. MCS
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