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The Delling Steamer was developed by Eric H. Delling, who had designed Mercer cars and was later associated with Stanley. Both open and closed models were shown, powered by a 2-cylinder engine of Delling design mounted, with the boiler, under the hood. Few cars were produced.[1]

In the late 1930s, Erik Delling was working in Newton, MA with William Lamken at Steam Motors, Inc.

Delling is an important figure in steam car history. He was the chief engineer for the Stanley Motor Carriage Company at one time.

The Virtual Steam Car Museum is interested in partnering with a historian who would like to write the Delling history.

See additional Delling Motors Company information in the Stewart Archive.

Delling Motors Company, 1924 - 1925, Six Passenger Phaeton Delling Motors Company, 1924 - 1925, Six Passenger Phaeton Delling Motors Company, 1924 - 1925, Six Passenger Sedan Delling Motors Company, 1924 - 1925, Six Passenger Sedan

These two postcards show the 1924 - 1925 Delling six Passenger Sedan and the six Passenger Phaeton.

Delling Motors Company Drawing Delling  Motors Company, Drawing Envelope

These drawings and their associated envelope documents the work Delling was doing on may 6, 1926.

Delling Motors Company, 1925 Stock Solicitation Document Front Delling Motors Company, 1925 Stock Solicitation Document Reverse

This is the stock solicitation document for the Delling Motors Company. It was accompanied by the brochure below.

Delling Motors Company, 1925 Stock Solicitation Brochure

Read the entire Delling Motors Co. Solicitation Brochure.

Delling Motors Company, Mt. Hood Reprint, ca: 1925

Read the entire Delling Motors Co. Solicitation Brochure. This brochure has been reprinted by Hood Reprints, which has reprinted other steam car literature.

Delling Motors Company Stock Subscription Sheet with envelope, January  1925 Delling Motors Company Stock Subscription Sheet with envelope, January  1925

This stock subscription sheet is a different printing from the sheet above. It came with a return envelope.

Delling Motors Company Bus, ca: 1929?  Delling Steam Coach Delling Motors Company Bus Photo Reverse

This Delling Motors Company bus photograph was taken from The December 29, 1928 issue of Automotive Industries, which ran a four page article about Delling's bus.

Delling Motors Company, Steam Bus, Automotive Inducstries, December 12, 1928, p. 940. Delling Motors Company, Steam Bus, Automotive Inducstries, December 12, 1928, p. 9401

Kelly Williams, who keeps the Stanley Steam Car Registery, shared this Delling Steam Bus article that he found in the Horseless Carriage Foundation Library. Please join and support the Horseless Carriage Foundation and its Library.

Delling Motors Company, Steam Bus, Automotive Inducstries, December 12, 1928, p. 9402 Delling Motors Company, Steam Bus, Automotive Inducstries, December 12, 1928, p. 943

Delling Steam Car, Steam Developments Reprint, P. O. Box 335, Staten Island, 8 New York, from Motor Magazine Delling Steam Car, Steam Developments, P. O. Box 335, Staten Island, 8 New York, From Motor Magazine Delling Steam Car, Steam Developments Reprint, P. O. Box 335, Staten Island, 8 New York, from Motor Magazine Delling Steam Car, Steam Developments Reprint, P. O. Box 335, Staten Island, 8 New York, from Motor Magazine Delling Steam Car, Steam Developments Reprint, P. O. Box 335, Staten Island, 8 New York, from Motor Magazine Delling Steam Car, Steam Developments Reprint, P. O. Box 335, Staten Island, 8 New York, from Motor Magazine

These five pages were reprinted by Steam Developments, P. O. Box 335, Staten Island, 8 NY from an undated article in Motor Magazine. The VSCM holds a second copy of this reprinted article.

Delling Motors Company booklet assembled by Floyd Clymer p. 1Delling Motors Company, Floyd Clymer Book, P. 173.

This advertisement is found in Floyd Clymer's Steam Car Scrapbook, p. 173. As with almost all of the illustrations and material in his Scrapbook, (a very appropriate description) Clymer lists no sources.[2]

Delling Motors Company booklet assembled by Floyd Clymer p. 2 Delling Motors Company booklet assembled by Floyd Clymer p. 3 Delling Motors Company booklet assembled by Floyd Clymer p. 4

These four pages were reprinted by Floyd Clymer sometime prior to the introduction of Zip Codes. It is not clear if this is a brochure or information from a magazine article.

[1]Georgano, G. N., Encyclopedia of American Automobile, (New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1968), p. 68.

[2]Clymer, Floyd, Floyd Clymer's Steam Car Scrapbook, (1945, Bonanza Books, Crown Publishers, Inc.), p. 173.

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