Pic-A-Day (317) Albert Mach Fine Art - 1913 Imp

Pic-A-Day (317) Albert Mach Fine Art
1913 Imp 
Built by the W. H. McIntyre Co. of Auburn, Indiana for only two years, 1913 and 1914. The Imp was a pioneer manufacturer of Cyclecars in America.
The passenger rode in a tandem seat directly behind the driver.

The Imp was powered by a V-Twin (two cylinder) air cooled motorcycle engine. The engine had a heavy flywheel and developed 10 to 12 horsepower. The transmission was of the friction type (4 speeds forward) and the rear wheels were driven through long V-belts outside of the car.
Other specifications included frame construction, light weight wood, sheet metal body, no axles, independent wheel suspension, seats two passengers, wheelbase 100 inches, thread 36 inches, tires 28 x 2 1/2 inches, weight 600 pounds, top, horn and extra lights. All for a price of $375.00.
1913-14 Imp Springs
The Imp Cyclecar had many original and unique features, particularly in its spring construction.
Instead of having axles there are two flat springs set crosswise of the frame and with their ends attached to yokes between which the wheel spindles are fitted.
Those in the front being attached to a pivoted steering knuckle, while those in the rear are fastened to a rigid arm.

The W. H. McIntyre Co. also produced the McIntyre (1909-1915) and W. H. McIntyre was general manager of the Kiblinger (1907-1909).
Information from http://www.american-automobiles.com/Cycle…/Imp-Cyclecar.html

This was seen at the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, IN.

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