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1909 - 1910

Harry Houpt was the New York agent for Thomas and Herreshoff cars, and in mid - 1909 he announced a car of his own, to be built for him by Albert F. Rockwell who made ball bearings under the name New Departure, and also built some cars for Allen-Kingston.  The Houpt was a large car made in two models, a 60hp four and a 90hp six, the latter with a wheelbase od 140in (3553mm) and prices from $6000 to $7500.  By the end of 1909 they were called Houpt-Rockwells, and in April 1910 Houpt's company was absorbed by New Departure.  Car production ended six months later, after about 100 cars had been made.  Harry Houpt then became sales manager for Alco.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile

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