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Started by Joseph Moon.

At the age of 21, Joseph W. Moon headed to St. Louis, Missouri with his horse and commenced doing the job in the buggy field. Though attending a buggy conference in 1902 in Detroit, Joseph Moon’s fascination in cars began.

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Moon Motor Vehicles Enterprise shield.

In 1905 the initial Moon automobile was an advantageous five-passenger touring product with a 35hp four cylinder Rutenber engine. This debut model came outfitted with shaft drive and a sliding gear three-pace transmission

Moons were not the most high priced automobiles all-around, but at $3,000, the initially examples were major dangers. It took 5 a long time for the price of Moons to drop to a far more sensible $1,500 to $2,000 and the slogan “Priced Inside the Bounds of Cause” was released. 1913 noticed the launch of the initially Moon six cylinder. Typically, these had been of L shaped heads.

Joseph Moon died in 1919 and his son-in-legislation, Stewart MacDonald, took management of the business and sent output and gross sales figures soaring. In 1919 generation figures had been 1,633 cars and in 1924 the manufacturing unit was at it truly is peak with 7,567 cars and trucks manufactured. Just five many years on and the Moon automobile identify was out of business.

(supply: KTS Motor Sports Garage)

The 1914 Moon Mild 6-50 Streamline was priced at $2,150 and the 6 or 7 Passenger design at $2,225. Entirely Equipped, together with DELCO Electrical Cranking, Lights and Ignition.

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Moon Motor Auto Company button.

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1905-1930 Moon radiator emblem. (resource: Apijunior)

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Moon Motor Car emblem. (source: Prorallypix)

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1924 Moon wheel-hub emblem.

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