Seal Cove Auto Museum, Antique Autos and Motorcycles from the Brass Era, Mount Desert Island, Maine
1903 Knox
  • Manufacturer: Knox Automobile Company, Springfield, Massachusetts 1900-1914
  • Model: C
  • Body Style: Runabout
  • Cost new: $1200.
  • Engine: one-cylinder air-cooled
  • Horsepower: 8
  • Transmission: Planetary
  • Suspension: Longitudinal leaf springs
  • Wheelbase: 72”
  • Brakes: Mechanical on transmission

These cars were known as the Knox Waterless, or more familiarly as the “Old Porcupine,” from the fact that air cooling was by means of 2-inch pins screwed into cylinder jackets instead of the more common pins. The company slogan was “the Car That Never Drinks.”