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The Halladay Motor Car company was founded in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Ohio in 1917.


The company originated with the Erie Motor Carriage & Manufacturing Company in Anderson, Indiana, which was bought out in 1902 by Lou P. Halladay. He spent a year earning $30,000 in capital, then renamed the company the Streator Automobile & and Manufacturing Company. The company kept this name until 1913.

Streator Automobile & and Manufacturing Company

The first car came out in 1904 with great secrecy. It was a five-passenger touring car with a four-cylinder engine. The engines came from the Rutenber Company. In 1908, the company added a runabout and a limousine. About 900 cars were made every year. The cars were well-built. In 1910, a Halladay was the only car to finish a 250-mile race in Atlanta. On September 23, 1911, the company fell into receivership, with $250,000 in liabilities. In January 1913, the company's property was sold to the Merchants' Realization Company, which then sold it to Albert C. Barley, the secretary of the Rutenber Motor Company.


Model(year) Engine Horsepower Wheelbase Transmission Types
Model B(1905–1907) 4-Cylinder 35-40 108" N/A 5-passenger touring
Model C(1908) 4-Cylinder 35-40 118" N/A Touring-5p; Runabout-3p.; Limo
Model G, G, and E(1909–1910) 4-Cylinder 24-28 100-104" N/A Tourabout-4p(G); Surry-4p.(F); Runabout-3p(E)
Model D, D-10(1909–1910) 4-Cylinder 35-40 118-123" 3-speed manual Tour-5p.;Rbt.-3p.; Limo(1909); Toy Tonneau-5p.
Model J-10, J-30(1910–1911) 4-Cylinder 30 110" N/A Rds.-2 passenger; Toy Tonneau(1910)-5p.; Touring-5p.
Model G-30, 30(1911–1912) 4-Cylinder 30 106-112" N/A Touring, Surrey, Roadster
Model 40(1911–1914) 4-Cylinder 40 118" N/A Toy Tonneau-4p; Touring-4p; Roadster-3p(1911)2p(1912–1914); Winter Front Touring(1911)
Model 32(1913–1914) 4-Cylinder 32 112" N/A Touring-5p; Roadster-2p
Model 50(1911) 4-Cylinder 50 128" N/A Touring-7p; Toy Tonneauette-4p; Winter Front Touring-7p; Limo-7p
Model 6-50(1912–1914) 6-cylinder 50 128-134" N/A Touring-5 passenger; Toy Tonneau-4 passenger

Under Albert Barley

While under Albert Barley, he named the company Barley Motor Car Company, but still produced the Halladay. After a while, he lost interest in the Halladay, so in 1916 he sold the Halladay to a group of investors headed by T. E. Huth, while he made a new car called the Roamer.

1915-1916 Engine HP Wheelbase
Light Six Six-cylinder 30 122"
Big Six Six-cylinder 50 134"

In Ohio

In 1917, the group of investors kept making the Halladay, now in Warren, Ohio. They changed the name to Halladay Motor Car Company. They still used a six-cylinder engine provided by Rutenber. The cars where advertised as "sturdy, compact, and low-upkeep". In 1920, the company was moved to Newark, Ohio, were the name was changed to Halladay Motors Corporation. In 1922, the company tried to make a 4-cylinder car called the Falcon, but in March, the company went into receivership again. This was because of charges from the Barber Asphalt Paving Company of Pennsylvania, which had not been paid for work done around the Newark plant. This time, the Halladay went out of business.

Model(year) Engine HP Wheelbase Type
Model S(1917–1919) Six-Cylinder N/A 118" Touring-5 Passenger
Model R(1917–1919) Six-Cylinder N/A 122" Touring-5 passenger; Roadster-3 passenger
Model O(1917–1919) Six-Cylinder N/A 136" Touring-7 passenger
1920–1921 Six-Cylinder 46 116" Touring-5p.; Roadster-2/3p.; Coupe-4p.; Sedan-5p.
1922 Six-Cylinder 46 115" Touring-5p.; Roadster-2p.; Victoria-5p.
Falcon Four-Cylinder 20 115" Touring, Roadster, Coupe