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The Gearless, produced as a roadster and touring car at $2,650 and $2,550 respectively, had two separate 2-cylinder double-acting slide-valve steam engines for power, and was vailable with either wood or wire wheels. The company failed when four of its officials were charged with mail frauds and conspiring to sell more than $1,000,000-worth of company stock fraudulently.[1]

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The December 1921 issue of Motor Magazine contained this two-page promotional spread about the Gearless Steam Car. John A. Conde Collection.

Gearless Motor Corporation, Magazine Advertisement, January 1922, Motor Magazine, p. 342

The January 1922 issue of Motor Magazine contained this full-page advertisement for the Gearless Steam Car.

Gearless Motor Corporation 1922 Advertisement Photocopy from Floyd Clymer, Conde Collection.

This same 1922 photocopied advertisement may have appeared in a Floyd Clymer publication. John A. Conde Collection.

Gearless Motor Corporation Article by Edward Blend, Antique Automobile, September/October 1970, Photocopy, Conde Collection.

Edward Blend documented the Gearless Motor Corporation history in this 1970 article in Antique Automobile. John A. Conde Collection.

The Virtual Steam Car Museum has two Gearless Motors Corporation brochures.

Gearless Motor Corporation Trade Catalogue, ca: 1922.

This Gearless Motor Corporation Brochure is undated and may predate the January 1922 brochure below, as it shows only a single completed car.

Gearless Motor Corporation Trade Catalogue, January 1922

This Gearless Motor Corporation Brochure includes a January 1922 price list. Compare the comical caracters with those of the Coats Steam Car brochure.

Gearless Motor Corporation Drawing, Radiator Condenser, Marlin-Rockwell Corporation

The Marlin-Rockwell Corporation of New Haven, Connecticut prepared this drawing of the Gearless radiator. It is dated March 17, 1920.

Gearless Motor Corporation, Motor Magazine Passenger Car Reference List, February 1922, Photocopy, Conde Collection.

The February 1922 issue of Motor Magazine carried a "Passenger Car Reference List" that included the Gearless. John A. Conde Collection.

Gearless Motor Corporation, John A Conde File Folder, Conde Collection

John Conde's FIle Folder. John A. Conde Collection.

The Future of the Steam Car

The Gearless steam car was featured in this Octiber 1922 article about the "Future of the Steam Car," published in Motor Magazine. The Coats, Stanley, and American steam cars were included.

[1]Georgano, G. N., Encyclopedia of American Automobiles, (New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1968), p. 88.

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