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The first car to bear the name Hudson was a light steamer with a vertical 2-cylinder engine, single chain drive, and tiller steering. It bore no relationship to the later Hudson car.[1]

[1]Georgano, G. N., Encyclopedia of American Automobile, (New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1968), p. 100.