Union Automobile Company

The Union automobile was built by The Union Automobile Co. in Union City, Indiana from 1902 to 1905 and in Anderson, Indiana in 1905. John W. Lambert designed the Union. In the few years this company produced automobiles a $1200.00 two passenger Runabout and a four passenger Tonneau was built.


1903 Union Automobile - Runabout
1903 Union Runabout

The Union was equipped with a 10 horsepower engine and special Lambert transmissions. A 12 and 16 horsepower engine was also used by Lambert in 1905.

This is not the first Union car built. The Union Automobile Manufacturing Co. of St. Louis, MO built one in 1905. The Union Carriage Co. also of St. Louis, MO built another from 1908 to 1909. The Union Sales Co. of Columbus, OH built the Union 25 from 1911 to 1914. And a fifth by The Union Automobile Co. in Auburn, IN for one year in 1916.

Other American automobiles beginning with the leter U

Union (1) – Union Automobile Co. Union City, IN 1902-1905
Union (1) – Union Automobile Co. Anderson City, IN 1905
Union (2) – Union Automobile Manufacturing Co. St. Louis, MO 1905
Union (3) – Union Carriage Co. St. Louis, MO 1908-1909
Union (4) – Union Sales Co. Columbus, OH 1911-1914
Union (5) – Union Automobile Co. Auburn, IN 1916
Universal – Universal Motor Co. Washington, PA 1914
University – (see continental)
Upton (1) – Upton Machine Co. Beverly, MA 1900-1905
Upton (1) – Beverly Mfg. Co. Beverly, MA 1905-1907
Upton (2) – Upton Motor Co. Lebanon, PA 1904-1907
U.S. – U.S. Motor Car Co. Upper Sandusky, OH 1908
U.S. Long Distance – United States Long Distance Automobile Co. Jersey City, NJ 1901-1903
Utility – Victor W. Page Motors Corp. Stamford, CT 1921-1922