Engine Companies of Lansing

A myriad of early engine companies were born in Lansing, Michigan.

Ads for the Clarkmobile said the 7 HP engine had a 5-inch bore, with spur-style valve gears encased and run in an oil bath. The carburetor was said to be of a special design that allowed the car to go from 5 to 30 miles an hour without changing the gear.
Illlustration by Gas Engine Magazine staff