If you don’t own the Standard Catalog of American Cars, get one. Now.


The very first of the 5000-plus alphabetical entries in the hefty Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1805–1942 is the company Abbott-Akin. It reads like many of the book’s entries: “Early in 1914, in Johnsonville, New York, the Abbott-Akin Company was incorporated with a capital stock of $10,000 for the manufacture and sale of automobiles. The incorporators were Ernest H. Abbott, John Slade, and Howard V. Akin, all of Johnsonville. No Abbott-Akin automobile is believed to have followed.”

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/07/27/the-standard-catalog-of-american-cars