Adams Farwell Cars

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Posted or modified on:20 Nov 2011

Author :Diana Iordache

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Adams-Farwell was a brass era American automobile manufacturer from Dubuque, Iowa, founded by Herbert and Eugene Adams and Fay Oliver Farwell at the end of the 19th century.

Adams-Farwell automobiles gleamed with twenty-two coats of hand-rubbed lacquer. The appearance of the cars was further enhanced with pleated leather seats, a large brass bulb horn, patent leather fenders, a gas bag made of leather, and brass lamps. In 1912 the price for the forty horsepower model reached $3,500.

Approximately 52 Adams-Farwell cars were made

Approximately 52 Adams-Farwell cars were made

Adams Farwell Company


– Approximately 52 Adams-Farwell cars were made and this 1906 model is the only one known to exist today.
– Engine: Air-Cooled Rotary 5-Cylinder
Bore: 5″
Stroke: 5″
Displacement: 490.9 cubic-inches
Horsepower: 40-45
Body By: Connolly Carriage and Buggy Company
– Price: $2,500
– This car featured a unique steering system that could be installed at either the rear or front seat. Installed in the front allowed for more passengers; installed in the rear offered better weather protection for the driver.

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