Andrew Riker designed the Model 48 and was introduced in 1911. Production would continue until the end of the marque’s existence, yet today very few examples have survived. The Model 48 was designed by Andrew Riker and introduced in 1911. It would remain in production almost until the end of the marque’s existence, yet today very few survive. Of undoubted quality and construction, some maintain that the Model 48’s low survival rate was due to the quality materials lavished upon it. Old Locomobile 48s were simply too valuable as scrap to be preserved as old automobiles.