Courier Car Co
American Automotive manufacturer Dayton, Ohio USA From 1910 to 1912
1910 Courier Roadster Model 10-1
The Courier Car Co. was an automobile manufacturer formed in 1909 by the Stoddard-Dayton Company in Dayton, Ohio, to produce smaller, lighter and lower-priced models than the luxury automobiles produced by Stoddard Dayton.
Its advertisements were early advocates of the compact car: "Don't buy more car than you need ... Don't you buy a car of greater power or capacity than you need." The cars were built on a 100-inch Roadster model 10a1 and 112-inch Touring model 10a3 wheelbase and powered by a 22.5 horsepower (16.8 kW) engine. Four-cylinder models (3245 cc and 3638 cc) were produced. A 3 speed sliding gear box with reverse with a leather faced heavy coned clutch. and a I beam front axle.fron drop forged steel for strength.
1910 Courier touring car Model 10-3
The car was comparable in size to the Ford Model T, but had three forward gears to Ford's two and the Courier was a snappier performer. Only two body styles were offered: an open, four-passenger touring car and a sporty, two-seater Roadster,with extra rear rumble seat Prices from $1050 to $1200 this included Lamps tyre repair kits horn and tools.
Like Stoddard-Dayton, Courier formed part in the United States Motor Company. After the acquisition by United States Motors, the 1912 models were called Courier Clermonts. Production ceased in 1913, when United States Motor Company failed.
The Courier plant occupied what had been the Kinsey Manufacturing building on the southwest corner of Wayne Avenue and State Street (now Fourth Street), which now houses the Dayton Plumbing Supply Co.