The Holsman Automobile website is a gathering place for the exchange of information relating to the study and restoration of Holsman Automobiles as well as general research and enjoyment.
The Holsman Automobile was manufactured from 1901 to 1911 in Chicago, Illinois which was the center of Automobile invention in America at the turn of the century. Henry K. Holsman, a prominent architect, designed, manufactured and sold the Holsman Automobile. He is credited with the invention and first usage of the “reverse” gear.
The Holsman Automobile was a “High wheeler” built to run along the muddy, rutted roads of the great plains of America. They became very popular and were manufactured and shipped as far away as New Zealand. They all held true to the company motto “High Wheels Travel All Roads Because All Roads Are Made To Be Traveled By High Wheels.”
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