The receiver will ask permission to continue the business, and later it is probably a new company will be organized to take the business out of the receiver's hands. The company sold about 900 cars this year. 61
Dec 19, 1910 - Creditors of the Parry Automobile Company have practically agreed to ask the Superior Court to authorize the operation of the plant by the Union Trust Company, receiver, and to authorize a limited issue of receiver's certificates for the purpose.
After this is done it is probable the receivers will organize a holding company to take over and operate the plant until the indebtedness has been removed. During the last week the creditors have held a number of meetings here. 62
1911 The MOTOR CAR MANUFACTURING C0. 63 64 65
Officers: WC Teasdale, Jr., Pres.; G.O. Simons V. Pres. & Gen. Supr..; Wayne
K. Bromely , Sec & Treas. Other directors: F.C. Dorn and F.H. Yeagle 66
The Motor Car Manufacturing Company is the name of the new concern, which will operate the plant of the defunct Parry Automobile Company, of Indianapolis, IN. The new company looks like a strong organization and with the well-known Parry work as a basis for its future operation, it promises to look after the old Parry dealers, and to give to Parry owners the special service to which they have been accustomed . The line of cars for this year will range in price between $1,350 and $1,750. 67
61 Motor Age, Dec 5 , 1910, page 14
62 THE AUTOMBILE, December 22, 1910, page 1060, from Leroy Cole
63 Resa has ad date 1911, New Parry Car, The Motor Car Mfg Co.
64 Automobile Topics, Dec 10, 1910, page 657
65 The Horseless Age, Dec 14, 1910, page 837
66 The Automobile, January 26, 1911, page 335
67 The Automobile, Jan 19. 1911,
New Parry Model 37 - Four Passenger Baby Tonneau $1350
Model 39 - Two-Passenger Speed Roadster $1350
Model 42 - Five Passenger Dour Door Touring Car $1350
MoToR Series 1911
Karl Eeilcke, formerly connected with engineering staff of the Packard Motor Co., has accepted the position of chief engineer of the Motor Car Manufacturing Co., of Indianapolis, and is now working out design of the 1912 Parry cars. 68
Parry Plant Working Nights--In order to catch up on deliveries, the Motor Car Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis, IN., has put on a night force though out its plant. Deliveries of 1912 models will start July 1. 69
The Motor Car Manufacturing Co., of Indianapolis, IN, which makes the Parry cars, is putting in the new roadsters and phaetons for 1912 what is termed a juvenile seat, although it is of ample size to accommodate an adult. 70
Plans are being made by the Motor Car Manufacturing Co, Indianapolis, IN to build a new factory building for the exclusive manufacture of the Pathfinder. This building will be a modern one-story, brick structure 150 x 150 feet and will cost about $50,000. It is expected that it will be ready for occupancy about December 15. At the present time the company is manufacturing the New Parry and the Pathfinder in the same factory, and it is believed advisable, owing to the crowded conditions of the plant, to erect a separate building for the Pathfinder. 71
*Note: Nothing in the city directory using the terminology Pathfinder or Parry car in 1912
1912 The MOTOR CAR MANUFACTURING CO.
1913 Office and Factory Standard Ave. & Division St.
WC Teasdale Jr. Pres.; G.O. Simmons V. Pres. & Supt.; WK Bromley, Sec. Treasurer
68 The Horseless Age, May 17, 1911, page 879
69 The Horseless Age, May 31, 1911, page 958
70 The Horseless Age, Aug 9, 1911, page 195
71 The Horseless Age, Dec 27, 1911, page 479
1913 MOTOR CAR MANUFACTURING CO. (same as 1912, except)
WC Teasdale Jr. Pres.; G.O. Simmons V. Pres. & Supt.; WK Bromley, Sec. & Treasurer
Office and Factory Standard Ave. & Division St.
"Factory " Division near Morris
1914 MOTOR CAR MANUFACTURI NG CO.
"Makers of the Pathfinder'' (same Co Officials)
1915 PATHFINDER COMPANY
1136 - 1140 Division St. (same place as above)
Reorganization of Motor Car Manufacturing Co. as The Pathfinder Co., with Mr. Teasdale as Pres. Capital Stock: $250,000, divided into 2.500 shares of the par value of $100 each. 72 On 12 May 1915, the day of Mr. Parry's death a special meeting of the stockholders of THE MOTOR CAR MANUFACTURING CO. was held at the company's offices, 1136 Division St., Indianapolis. Of the 26 stockholders , 5 were present; Mr. Teasdale held the proxies of the majority. It is interesting to note that the following members of the family were among the stockholders : W.C. Teasdale, Jr., 844 shares; Lydia P. Teasdale, his wife, 140 shares; Susan T. Ralston, his sister, 50 shares, Harriet V. Teasdale, his sister, 5 shares; and David S. Ralston, his brother-in-law, 50 shares....Shortly thereafter the new firm was incorporated under the laws of the State of Indiana. Other officers: Karl Feilcke, Crawford Fairbanks, and CJ Root.
1916 THE PATHFINDER AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER
1136 - 1140 Division St.
1917 THE PATHFINDER AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER
1136 - 1140 Division St.
THE PATHFINDER was dissolved, by bankruptcy proceedings, in Sept 1917.73
72 Per Milton Rubincam's Biography of William C Teasdale, Jr , page 10
73 Per Milton Rubincam's Biography of William C Teasdale, Jr , page 10
Now focusing on the Overland....
1903 OVERLAND AUTO
Claude E. Cox designed and built the first Overlands. The first Overland went for
its test drive on Feb 12th 1903.
1906 OVERLAND AUTO CO.
D. M. Parry President Purchased the company
More finical backing was required and this came from David M. Parry... The Overland Automobile Co. was incorporated March 31, 1906, with David having 51% of the share and Claude 49%.
1907 OVERLAND AUTOMOBILE CO.
In 1907 a short but severe economic depression occurred causing Parry's empire to collapse. It was at this time that John North Willys arrived on the scene as he had ordered 500 Overlands and put down a deposit of $10,000 and was wondering where his cars were. 74
1908 OVERLAND AUTO COMPANY
Claude E. Cox, Manager 960 Oliver Ave
Sold Overland to J. N. Willys, who reorganized it as the Willys-Overland
J.N.Willys soon had the company on its feet and Claude left in 1909. 75
1908 OVERLAND AUTOMOBILE COMPANY
John N. Willys, Pres.; Will H. Brown, V. Pres. Percy N Stubbs, Sec. Ezra B. Campbell, Treas. Makers of "THE OVERLAND" General Office & Factory Oliver Av. & Drover St.
Mentioned in the directory about the Pathfinder or the Motor Car Manufacturing Co.
1911 See Willys -
Overland Company (company now goes by Willys - Overland) Same Pres. but different V. Pres.
74 Untitled Document received from AJ Parry, 3/2002
75 Untitled Document received from AJ Parry, 3/2002
1912 Willys - Overland Company (same Pres. different V. Pres.)
1912 The Willys - Overland Co. John N. Willys Pres., Francis J. Sleight Ass., Sec. Herbert G Glitch, Ass. General Manager
Makers of "THE OVERLAND" Automobiles Oliver Av. and Drover St. 1913 Nothing listed on Willys or Overland
Note: 1919 The Overland Motor Car. The Gibson Co. Distributors, See Corner Capital Av. & Michigan
A summary of the companies that David M. Parry, or his relatives, were involved with.