The Hoffman Automobile and Manufacturing Company began by producing a steam carriage that it promoted in 1902 and 1903. By 1903, it started promoting its gasoline car and by the end of 1903 and in 1904, it advertised only its gasoline automobile.
In Feburary 1902, the Cycle and Automobile Trade Journal featurd the Hoffman Steam Automobile in a lengthy page 56 article. Photocopy John A. Conde Collection.
The Automobile Review featured a lengthy article about the HOffman Steam machine, includign details of its new flash boiler. This February 1902 article, pp. 36-37, shared the page with the Eclipse Automobile Company's steam car. John A. Conde Collection.
The July 19, 1902 issue of Automobile and Motor Review reported that the Hoffman Automobile and Manufacturing Company had about 25 cars finished and ready for delivery, wtih othes in process, page 17. Photocopy. John A. Conde Collection.
The Hoffmfan Automobiel and Manufacturing Company started the year 1903 with this full page advertisement in The Automobile on January 24, p. 52. There is no mention of the Hoffman Steam Car. John A. Conde Collection.
By the end of 1902, the Hoffman Automobile and Manufacturign Company had added a gasoline car to its offerings. This February 19, 1903 note in Motor Age notes that the company had shown its gasoline car in New York and Cleveland before coming to Chicago. Photocopy. John A. Conde Collection.
By March 5, 1903, the Hoffman steam car was absent from the company's magazine advertising, such as this Motor Age placement. Photocopy. John A. Conde Collection.
The Hoffman's March 14 and April 11, 1903 advertisements in the Scientific American featured its gasoline automobiles. John A. Conde Collection.
Floyd Clymer reproduced this Hoffman Automobile and Manufacturing Company advertisement and dated it as 1903. Photocopy. John A. Conde Collection.
The Mead Cycle Company's full-page advertisement in Motor Age for April 28, 1904 promoted itself as the Hoffman gasoline car's excluesive agency. It sought agencies in otehr cities and towns. Photocopy. There is no mention of a Hoffman steam car. John A. Conde Collection.
The Mead Cycle Company offered Hoffman gasoline cars in this undated, two page flyer, ca: 1904 - 1905. Photocopy. John A. Conde Collection.
John Conde cites this publication for additional information on the Hoffman Steam Car. John A. Conde Collection.
John Conde's File Folder. John A. Conde Collection.