Commenced by Joseph Moon.
At the age of 21, Joseph W. Moon headed to St. Louis, Missouri with his horse and began doing the job in the buggy sector. Whilst attending a buggy convention in 1902 in Detroit, Joseph Moon’s curiosity in vehicles began.
In 1905 the first Moon automobile was an useful 5-passenger touring model with a 35hp four cylinder Rutenber motor. This debut product came equipped with shaft drive and a sliding gear a few-velocity transmission
Moons have been not the most pricey autos all-around, but at $3,000, the very first illustrations had been big risks. It took five a long time for the price of Moons to fall to a far more sensible $1,500 to $2,000 and the slogan “Priced Within the Bounds of Motive” was launched. 1913 observed the launch of the initially Moon 6 cylinder. Ordinarily, these ended up of L shaped heads.
Joseph Moon died in 1919 and his son-in-legislation, Stewart MacDonald, took regulate of the firm and sent creation and profits figures soaring. In 1919 production figures have been 1,633 cars and in 1924 the manufacturing unit was at it really is peak with 7,567 automobiles produced. Simply five years on and the Moon automobile name was out of business enterprise.
(supply: KTS Motor Sporting activities Garage)
The 1914 Moon Light-weight 6-50 Streamline was priced at $2,150 and the 6 or Seven Passenger model at $2,225. Entirely Outfitted, which include DELCO Electric powered Cranking, Lights and Ignition.