Gearless Automobile




The Gearless Automobile was an unusual American automobile made with a grearless transmission. The transmission did not use a flywheel or clutch. Instead the gearless transmission used friction wheels for forward and reverse.


1908 Gearless Automobile Greyhound Roadster
1908 Gearless Automobile – Greyhound Roadster

The Gearless Transmission Co. produced this car in 1907 and 1908. Then there was a name change to The Gearless Motor Car Co. in 1908 and 1909. The factory was located in Rochester, NY. Owners included I. L. Fairbanks, John W. Breyfogle and L. A. Burleigh.


1908 Gearless
1907 Gearless Automobile

In 1907 Gearless automobiles were produced as a Model-50, Model-60 and a Model-75. The number standing for the horsepower of the four cylinder engine. In 1908 a Gearless produced a 60 horsepower touring car and Greyhound roadster. Plus a Great Six 75 horsepower touring car and Greyhound Roadster. In its last year (1909) Gearless produced 12 different automobiles.


Gearless Transmission
Gearless Transmission




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Other American automobiles beginning with the leter G

Gaeth – Gaeth Motor Car Co. Cleveland, OH 1902-1911
Gale – Western Tool Works Galesburg, IL 1904-1910
Galloway – The William Galloway Co. Waterloo, IA 1905-1917
Gardner – Gardner Motor Co Inc. St. Louis, MO 1919-1931
Garford – Garford Mfg. Co. Elyria, OH 1906-1912; 1916
Gary – Gary Automobile Mfg. Co. Gary, IN 1916-1917
Gaslight – Gaslight Motors Corp. Detroit, MI 1960-c.1961
Gasmobile – Automobile Company of America Marion, NJ 1900-1902
Gatts – Alfred P. Gatts Brown Country, OH 1905
Gaylord (1) – Gaylord Cars Ltd. Chicago, IL 1955-1956
Gaylord (2) – Gaylord Motor Car Co. Gaylord, MI 1910-1913
Gem – Gem Motor Car Co. Jackson, MI and Grand Rapids, MI 1917-1919
General (see Hansen)
Genesee – Genesee Motor Co. Batavia, NY 1912
Geneva – Schoeneck Co. Chicago, IL 1916-1917
Genie – British Motor Car Importers San Francisco, CA 1962 (to date)
German-American – German-American Automobile Co. New York, NY 1902
Geronimo – Geronimo Motor Co. Enid, OK 1917-1920
Ghent – Ghent Motor Co. Ottawa, IL 1917-1918
Gibson – C. D. P. Gibson Jersey City, NJ 1899
Gillette (see Amplex)
G. J. G. – G. J. G. Motor Car Co. White Plains, NY 1909-1911
Glassic – Glassic Industries Inc. West Palm Beach, FL 1966-1968
Gleason – Kansas City Vehicle Co. Kansas City, MO 1909-1914
Glide – The Bartholomew Co. Peoria, IL 1903-1920
Globe – Globe Motors Co. Cleveland, OH 1921-1922
Golden Gate – A. Schilling & Sons San Francisco, CA 1894-1895
Goodspeed – Commonwealth Motors Co. Chicago, IL 1922
Gove – Gove Motor Truck Co. Detroit, MI 1921
Graham-Fox (see Compound)
Graham Motorette – Charles Sefrin & Co. Brooklyn, NY 1902-1903
Graham-Paige, Graham – Graham-Paige Motors Corp. Detroit, MI 1927-1941
Grant – Grant Motor Car Corp. Findlay, OH 1913-1922
Graves & Congdon (see Crown)
Gray – Gray Motor Corp. Detroit, MI 1922-1926
Great Eagle – U.S. Carriage Co. Columbus, OH 1910-1918
Great Smith The Smith Automobile Co. Topeka, Kansas 1907-1911
Great Southern – Great Southern Automobile Co. Birmingham, AL 1910-1914
Great Western – Model Automobile Co. Peru, IN 1908-1909
Great Western – Great Western Automobile Co. Peru, IN 1909-1916
Greeley – E. N. Miller Greeley, CO 1903
Greenleaf – Greenleaf Cycle Co. Lansing, MI 1902
Gregory – Front Drive Motor Co. Kansas City, MO 1918-1922
Gregory – Ben Gregory Kansas, City, MO 1949-1952
Gremlin (see American Motors)
Greuter (see Holyoke)
Griffith-TVR, Griffith – Griffith Motors Syosset, Long Island, NY 1964-1965
Griffith-TVR, Griffith – Griffith Motors Plainview, Long Island, NY 1965-1968
Griswold – Griswold Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI 1907
Gurley – T. W. Gurley Meyersdale, PA 1901
Guy Vaughan – Vaughan Car Co. Kingston, NY 1910-1913
Gyroscope – Blomstrom Mfg. Co. Detroit, MI 1908
Gyroscope – Lion Motor Car Co. Adrian, MI 1909