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The Anhut Motor Car Co.
The Anhut Motor Car Co. was established on October 27, 1909 by car builder and State Senator John Nicholson Anhut. At 25 years old John N. Anhut was the youngest state senator that had ever served in the Michigan Legislature.
Officers in the The Anhut Motor Car Co. included Philip Breitmeyer vice president, Charles Lans treasurer and H. H. Thorpe secretary. The company built American Automobiles at 510 Howard Street in Detroit, Michigan.
1909 Anhut Motor Car Co. Photo
The Anhut Motor Car Co. built both two passenger roadsters and four passenger touring cars on a common chassis that were powered by six cylinder engines that developed 36 Horsepower. Shown above are the 1909 Anhut Light Six Thirty Six Roadster and Touring car.
1909 Anhut Light Six Thirty Six Roadster
This early Anhut Motor Car Co. Photo depicts 44th Mayor of Detroit, Michigan (1909-1910) Philip Britmeyer at the wheel of a 1910 Anhut Six with John N. Anhut. Britmeyer was also vice-president.
1910 Anhut Motor Car Co. Advertisement
In this 1909 Anhut advertisement a Roadster was priced at $1800.00 fully equipped. The Anhut Motor Car Co. was purchased by the Barnes Automobile Company which failed within two years of sale. A Canadian manufacturer in Chatham, Ontario produced a few a few prototypes of the Anhut automobile. However, full production of the Anhut was never reached.
John Nicholson Anhut