Cadillac Models & History 1905
Inthis third year of production, Cadillac fielded five distinct models:
Some people become confused by thinking that Model E, F, K, M, S, and T are distinct models. They are just one model with different body styles. The E, K, and S are runabouts; the F, M, and T are all other body styles.
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- After the merger with Leland and Faulconer,
- C. A. Black was the president of Cadillac
- A. E. F. White was vice-president
- Lemuel C. Bowen was Secreetary
- William H. Murphy was treasurer
- Wilfred Leland was assistant treasurer
- Henry M. Leland was general manager
- William E. Metzger was the sales manager
- Frank Johnson was chief engineer until 1914
- There were 156 units of Model D produced and 3556 units of the other models
- After designing the one cylinder and Model D Cadillacs, Alanson Brush left Leland & Faulconer/Cadillac and extracted a lump sum and royalty payments for use of his patents. This action triggered a plan to purge Cadillac design of Brush influence.
- Cadillac Automobile Co. and Leland & Faulconer merged in Oct., 1905 to form Cadillac Motor Car Co., Henry Leland became General Manager of the new company.
- Maximum production capability one car every ten minutes of each ten hour working day.
- Serial numbers were not used on any of these models. Engine numbers were stamped two places on crankcase.
- Top, right edge of cylinder flange, near water outlet.
- Right, front face, just below top cover.
- (Blank spaces on patent plate are for additional patent dates, not engine number.)
1905 Automotive Notes
- The automobile industry produced 24,250 cars and 750 trucks
- Maxwell begins production with 2-cylinder models
- Reo begins production
- The Ariel car is air-cooled in winter and water-cooled in summer
- Adams-Farwell features a 3-cylinder rotary engine
- Oldsmobile includes a 2-cylinder touring model in its lineup
- Overland leaves the single cylinder cars in favor of two- and four-cylinder models
- Packard increases its 4-cylinder engine size to produce 28 bhp
- Studebaker has a 20 bhp 4-cylinder car
- The Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) is formed
- The American Motor Car Manufacturers Association is formed
- Top model year production for 1905