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Abner Doble left Waltham, MA and headed to Detroit where he spent several years. His first effort was under the corporate name, General Engineering Company. Subsequently, he created The Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company before moving to California. He returned to Detroit in the mid 1920s to conduct experiments for the Detroit Motorbus Company.

General Engineering Company

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company, Scientific American Article, December 23, 1916 pp. 570 - 571. Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company, Scientific American Article, December 23, 1916 pp. 570 - 571

General Engineering Company, Scientific American article, December 23, 1916, pp. 570 - 571.

General Engineering Company flyer,  December 1916, Front General Engineering Company flyer,  December 1916, Reverse

This General Engineering Company flyer is dated December 1916.

Doble General Engineering Comp;any, Detroit, MI, Harpers Magazine Advertisement, January 1917, Vol. CXXXIV, No. DCCC, Advertising Section

This two page advertisement appeard in Harpers Magazine for January 1917.

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company advertisement, The Automobile, January 4, 1917, page 203

This General Engineering Company advertisement appeared in The Automobile on January 4, 1917, page 203.

General Engineering Company, Magazine Advertisement, Motor Life Including Motor Print, Janaury 1917, p. 11

This General Engineering Company advertisement appeared in Motor Life Including Motor Print in January 1917, page 11.

General Engineering Company, Magazine Advertisement in Metropolitan Magazine, February1917

This General Engineering Company advertisement appeared in Metropolitan magzine in February 1917, p. 3.

aasf General Engineering Company, Detroit, MI 1916 Advertising Brochure, Abner Doble General Engineering Company, Detroit, MI 1916 Advertising Brochure, Abner Doble

The General Engineering Company produced this advertising brochure in 1916. In 1917, Doble replaced the covers with the Doble-Detroit Steam Motors name.

General Engineering Company, 1916 Advertising Brochure with drawings, Abner Doble

This copy of the General Engineering Company advertising brochure was not printed on the reverse. SOmeone has sketched parts and noted 500 lbs. of Pressure.

General Engineering Company, Detroit, MI, 1916 Trade Catalogue, Abner Doble

The General Engineering Company produced this advertising brochure in 1916. Someone has stamped a Received Date of February 3, 1917 on the back. Later in 1917 it appeared with new covers under the name DOble-Detroit Steam Motors Company. Inside this catalogue is an order form and an advertsiing card.

General Engineering Company, Detroit, MI, February 3, 1917, Order Form General Engineering Company, February 3, 1917, Advertising Card Front General Engineering Company, February 3, 1917, Advertising Card , Reverse

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company, Motor Life including Motor Print, p. 34

Motor Life Including Motor Print carried two photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Doble in the latest Doble-Detroit Steam Car. This issue appeared in 1917.

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company, Floyd Clymer image.

Floyd Clymer printed this image of a Doble Four Passenger Steam Car. It is identical to the image published in the Motor Life Including Motor Print magazine. Clymer cited the Doble-Detroi Steam Motors Company as the source of the image.

Doble Laboratories, San Francisco, CA, Magazine Advertisement, October  1917

The October 1917 issue of Motor Magazine carried this small advertisement for Doble Laboratiries. It offered to license the Doble steam car technology. The Steamotor Truck Company was likely one of the licensees.

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company, Magazine Advertisement, The Ligerary Digest, November 17, 1917,

By November 17, 1917 when this Literary Digest advertisement appeared, Doble had changed his company name to Doble-Detroit.

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company, Newspaper Advertisement, November 29, 1917

J. H. Staples of Charleston, SC placed this full page advertisement in the News Courier on November 29, 1917.

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company, Magazine Advertisement,

This Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company advertisement appeared on December 8, 1917 in the Literary Digest on page 77.

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company, Saturday Evening Post Magazine Advertisement,  December 17, 1917

This Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company advertisement appeared on December 17, 1917 in the Saturday Evening Post on page 39.

Doble Detroit Steam Motors Company, January 24, 1918 Magazine Advertisement, Motor Age, p. 233

This Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company advertisement appeared on January 24, 1918 in Motor Age on page 233.

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company, 1917 Advertising Brochure

This Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company advertising brochure carries the name of Doble's Texas Distributor. Sanders-Duffey Auto Company of Fort Worth, TX.

Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company, 1917 Trade Catalogue

This Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company trade catalogue carries a 1917 publication date.

Doble-Detroi Steam Motors Company, 1917 Trade Catalogue , Pittsburgh Sales Agency Stamped

This Doble-Detroit Steam Motors Company trade catalogue carries the name of Doble's Pittsburgh, PA sales agency.

Doble_detroi Steam Motors Company, Newspaper Feature, ca: 1965

Tad Burgess featured the Doble-Detroi in one of his syndicated antique automobile columns, probably in the 1960s.

Doble-Detroi Steam Motors Company, Magazine Feature,

In January 1923, Motor Magazine ran this one page feature entitled "A Quintette of Steamers." It included the Coats, the MacDonald, the Stanley, the American Steamer, and the "Detroit Steamer," which is the Trask Detroit.[1]

[1]Karl Petetsen to Don Hoke, email, December 30, 2016, 7:49 PM MST.

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[1]Kimes, Beverly and Clark, Henry Austin, Jr., Standard Catallgue of American Cars, 1805 - 1942, 3rd Edition, (Krause Publications, Iola, WI, 1996), pp. 458 - 459.

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