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.