Izzer – Model Gas Engine Works

1911 Izzer

The Izzer was so named because the man who ordered it wanted an up to date custom built American automobile with all the modern improvements. Dr. H. H. Bissell of Watseka, Illinois took his auto building ideas to the Model Gas Engine Works in Peru, Indiana and commissioned the Izzer. E. A. Myers, the owner of The Model Gas Engine, was so enthused with the vehicle that he built two more. One for himself and the other for Model office manager, James Littlejohn. Of the three cars built only the one in The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum exist today. It is the Izzer built for Dr. Bissell. The orginal price was set at $1995.


1911 Izzer Roadster
1911 Izzer Roadster

The 1911 Izzzer Roadster featued a Model Gas four cylinder engine that developed 20 horsepower. It had a 99 inch wheelbase that was comparable to the popular Ford Model T.


1911 Izzer Roadster
1911 Izzer Roadster

Other American automobiles beginning with the leter I

Ideal – B. & P. Co. Milwaukee, Wis. 1902-1903
I. H. C. – Independent Harvester Co. Plano, Ill. 1910-1911
Illinois – Overholt Co. Galesburg, Ill. 1910-1914
IMP – International Motor Products Glendale, Calif. 1955
Imperial (1) – Rodgers & Co. Columbus, Ohio 1903-1904
Imperial (2) – Imperial Motor Car Co. Williamsport, Pa. 1906-1907
Imperial (3) – Imperial Automobile Co. Jackson, Mich. 1907-1916
Imperial (4) – Chrysler Corporation Detroit, Mich. 1954 to date
Indian – Indian Motorcycle Co. Springfield, Mass. 1928-1929
Ingram-Hatch – Ingram-Hatch Motor Corp. Staten Island, N.Y. 1917-1918
Innes – American Motor Export Co. Jacksonville, Fla. 1921
International – International Motor Carriage Co. Stamford, Conn. 1900
International (I. H. C.) – International Harvester Co. Chicago, Ill. 1907
International (I. H. C.) – International Harvester Co. Akron, Ohio 1907-1911
International (I. H. C.) – International Harvester Co. Chicago, Ill. 1961 to date
Inter-State – Inter-State Automobile Co. Muncie, Ind. 1909-1914
Inter-State – Inter-State Motor Co. Muncie, Ind. 1914-1918
Intrepid – (see Rotary)
Iroquois – J. S. Leggett Mfg Co. Syracuse, N.Y. 1903-1904
Iroquois – Iroquois Motor Car Co. Seneca Falls, N.Y. 1905-1908