The Mobile Company was founded by J. B. Walker, who, together with A. Lorenzo Barber, had acquired the Stanley patents. After a disagreement Barber left to make the Locomobile at Bridgeport, Conn., while Walker retained the former Stanley works at Tarrytown where he made the Mobile.

At first this was almost identical with the Locomobile, and differences were restricted to body styles. Mobile offered as many as 20 different models in 1902, and 15 in 1903, by which time about 6,000 vehicles had been made. They ranged from a $550 Runabout, which was one of the cheapest American steamers, to a $3,000 enclosed limousine, which was one of the most expensive.[1]

Mobile Comany of America Advertisement Locomobile Company of America Advertisement

This advertisement is almost certainly the first Mobile Steamer advertisement. It replaces the Locomobile name with Mobile. Sadly, we do not have the second and/or thired page. However on the reverse is the second page of a Locomobile advertisement.

Mobile Company of America Assembly Room Mobile Company of America Assembly Room

This photograph shows the Assembly Room at the Mobile Company's factory.

Mobile Company of America Factory Mobile Company of America Factory

This is a second photograph showing the interior of the Mobile factory.

Mobile Company of America Commercial April 1 1905 Mobile Company of America Commercial April 1 1905

This posrcard is postmarked April 1, 1905 and illustrates a Mobile Company of America delivery wagon used by the Boston Store.

Mobile Steam Car Cars of Yesterday Mobile Steam Car Cars of Yesterday

This Mobile Steam Car was on exhibit at the Cars of Yesterday museum in Sarasota, FL.

Mobile Steam Car Grogan Mobile Steam Car Grogan

This Mobile Steam Car Postcards was created by the Grogan Photo Company of Danville, IL. It appears to be the same car illustrated in the Peck Collection below, but missing its lamps.

Mobile Steam Car from Cameron Peck Collection

The 1901 Mobile Steamer from the D. Cameron Peck Collection.

Mobile Company of America Name Plate

A Mobile Company of America name plate.

Mobile Steam Car 1900 Lime Rock International

This 1900 Mobile Steamer was sold at The Auction in 1992 at Las Vegas, NV. Lime Rock International.

Mobile Steam Car Penzoil Advertising Cards Mobile Steam Car Penzoil Advertising Cards

Mobile Steam Car Penzoil Advertising Cards Mobile Steam Car Penzoil Advertising Cards

Mobile Steam Car Penzoil Advertising Cards Mobile Steam Car Penzoil Advertising Cards

The Mobile Steamer was featured on Penzoil advertising cards, as were the Locomobile and Stanley Steam Cars. These are three variations of the Mobile Penzoil cards.

Mobile Company of America Advertising 1900

Mobile Company of America Advertising 1901

Mobile Company of America Advertising 1902

Mobile Company of America Advertising 1903

[1]Georgano, G. N., Encyclopedia of American Automobile, (New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1968), p. 135.