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Grout Brothers

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c1903. Grout. Stanhope. Steam. Photo at the 2011 LBVCR.
1904. Steam. 7 hp. Photo at the 2010 LBVCR.

Grout Brothers Automobile Co of Orange, Massachusetts.

The three brothers, Carl, Fred and C.B. were set up in business by their father William H. Grout who had made sewing machines under the New Home name in partnership with Thomas H. White. The early cars were sold under the New Home name.

The Grout name debut on autos in 1899.

In 1900, Grout offered a four-seat steam trap powered by a two cylinder engine mounted under the seat.

An enclosed body model followed in 1901.

The 1904 Grout Touring Car was a touring car model. It could seat 5 passengers and sold for US$2000. The 2-cylinder steam engine was mounted horizontally at the center of the car, with the boiler at the front under the typical touring car hood. This engine produced 12 hp. The car weighed 2,200 lb.

In 1904 Grout introduced a range of conventional 4 cylinder gasoline engined car but by then the company had financial problems and few were made.

The last cars were made in 1912.

The steamers were exported to the United Kingdom and sold under the Weston name.

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