Ferris parts book
Ferris - Since 1920, the American manufacturer of cars. The headquarters is located in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1923, the company stopped producing cars.
Ohio Motor Vehicle Company is known only about the fact that by 1919 it was called the Ohio Trailer Company, and until that time engaged in the manufacture of vans and trailers. However, with the end of the war, the demand for wagons declined, and the suspension of public procurement put a cross in business. Cleveland Company decided to go on the simplest and most widespread way - to buy all the nodes in specialized companies, and themselves to make what they could do on their own - frames and bodies. Engines began to buy in the well-known Continental Motors Company (this company since 1905 produced engines, and only in the 1930s itself decided to produce cars), it was a five-row six-row series 9N, 70 hp. Ignition system supplied by the company Splitdorf, lighting - Leece-Neville, carburetor and fuel system - the Zenith, three-speed gearbox and clutch system were purchased from Borg & Beck, and the rear bridge - from Columbia, which was also located in Ohio. The first cars appeared in 1920 under the brand Ferris - so glorified the treasurer of the company - William Ferris.
The C20 was offered in three variants of the bodywork: roadster, tour and sedan. The first two were offered for a price of $ 3350, the latter for $ 4,875, with only four passengers accommodating there. For example, the same legendary Ford Model T has already cost about $ 300. Since the beginning of production, this model of Ford has fallen in price almost three times, and if you take into account the approximate course and the price of money, then in just 11 years the car fell in price not three times, but seven times. If the first machines before the construction of the conveyor in modern equivalent cost about 21 thousand modern dollars, then in the early 1920's, it fell to $ 3,200 today. The most expensive version of the car was a sedan.
The bodies of Ferris cars were made of aluminum and distinguished by the careful fitting of the panels, finishing also paid a lot of attention and pedanticity. The appearance of the newly-stamped disks of Disteel, which later appeared on cars of the brand Duesenberg, also supplemented. Despite the fact that the stamping was technologically easier to perform than the wheels with wooden knitting needles, the metal was considered more prestigious and a lot of expensive cars. Products of the brand Ferris promoted as a car for a charismatic person who does not want to live on the street where would be the same houses. Even for promotional material, cars were driven to the most expensive club of Cleveland - Union Club, and photographed near him. However, such rich and refined masters for the first year of production found only 123 people, the next year was found to be 81 more customers. However, by the middle of 1921 there is a peak of the post-war recession in the US, the company is gradually cramped in debt. In spite of this, two new series of models for the 1922 model range are being prepared. These were the Series 60 and Series 70, they had a former chassis with a base of 3.3 m, the first even had the same 5-liter engine, but the new body types, which were offered as many as six variants. The second one received a 3.85 liter engine, though it was smaller, it was even more powerful. Therefore, in spite of everything, a car with a smaller engine was more expensive at 115 dollars, and reached the price of 4100 dollars.