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Bay State
The Bay State Automobile Co.
Boston, MA
1906-1908

The Bay State Automobile Co. was an American Automobile company formed by Rossell Drisko and Frederick E. Randall in 1906. At a later date the following officers were listed for The Bay State Automobile Co. – Julius Bolz, Presidnt; F. R. Bolz, Treasurer; Rossel Drisko, General Manager and George E. Temple, chief engineer and designer.

In 1906 the company was located at 1008 Boylston street and later a large factory 112 Norway street. The Bay State was sold out of their factory plus they handled the American Automobile, Queen. The Bay State was equipped with a 40 horsepower four cylinder engine, three speed transmission and shaft drive. Their larger Touring Car was known as the “Bay State Forty” as shown below in a 1906 Boston City Directory ad.


1906 Bay State Forty Advertisement
1906 Bay State Forty Advertisement

The Bay State Automobile Co. is not connected to The R. H. Long Company of Framingham, MA that produced the Bay State from 1922 to 1924. We are looking for additional Bay State Forty automobile photographs or vintage Bay State Forty advertising for this web page. In the mean time enjoy this 20th Century Mfg. Co. Automobile Gas Lamps ad from a vintage 1906 magazine.

1906 20th Century Mfg. Co. Automobile Gas Lamps
1906 20th Century Mfg. Co. Automobile Gas Lamps


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