The King Midget was manufactured in Athens, Ohio from until Major changes includes unit body construction with the frame and all foxed body components joined together for strength, 4-wheel hydraulic brakes and powered by a 9. The car seated one person, had a wooden frame, a 1 speed transmission and no reverse gear. And there's no better way to celebrate the car than at the King Midget jamboree and the home of the Ringling brother's Circus, Delavan, Wisconsin. By , the King Midget had reached the end of the line.
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Brakes were hydraulic on the rear wheels only in early models, but on all four wheels later. Exterior door handles were an extra-cost frill. A young executive named Joseph C. Payments by check or money order must be received before item is shipped. Call it a clown car if you like, but the marvelous little roadster boasted big car technology like unit body construction and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. An incident that occurred in Northern Alaska, near the Arctic Circle, was to have a profound and lasting effect on the future of King Midget.
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Look Collection 5, Prints and Photographs Division , The first King Midget was introduced in Wooden Model Assembly 5. This aluminum bodied, rear engined runabout had 2 seats, no doors, and a front bonnet that could hold several grocery bags. Tightening the Front End. His love of the King Midget started as a kid. It could carry more than its own weight, it could pull exceptionally heavy loads, it had the agility of a mountain goat; all over arduous terrain with durability and economy for thousands of miles.
Ironically, Eads as a college student, had worked as a consultant for Midget Motors during development of the second model. The idea of selling car hungry consumers little runabouts at equally little prices proved irresistible to entrepreneurial America. A thumbnail small image will be visible on the left. Parts and Cars For Sale. The Makes That Didn't Make It Devoted to remembering the lost automakers - great and not so great - of the last seventy-five years. Yes, another surrogate exists.