RECALLING AUBURN, A MISSING LEGENDARY BRAND
AUBURN AUTOMOBILE COMPANY, WHICH DATES BACK TO 1875, MADE WONDERFUL CARS IN THE LATE 1920S, BUT IT FELL INTO OBLIVION A DECADE LATER.
The name of Auburn comes from the agricultural area of Indiana, USA, where this brand was born. Charles Eckhart, a German migrant, was working at Studebaker carriage factory. He later moved to Auburn and founded Eckhart Carriage Company, in 1875. Old Eckhart retired in 1893 and the business was passed to his sons Frank and Morris. They began to make automobiles in an experimental way. They founded Auburn Automobile Company in 1900 and their first car was launched in 1904. Cord sold his share in August 1937. The new owners decided to stop the production of cars and make air conditioning parts instead.