American (1916 automobile)

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The American was an American automobile, built in Plainfield, New Jersey, manufactured from 1916 to 1924. It was an assembled car, one of many built in its time, and it used Amco, Rutenber, and Herschell-Spillman engines. The company was never large; its peak production was 1500 vehicles built in 1920. In 1923 the company became associated with the Bessemer Truck Corporation; that October, the company became Amalgamated Motors, incorporating Northway and Winther as well.

For a time, famed racing driver and future automobile designer Louis Chevrolet worked as the head of American's engineering department.

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