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1902-1907

The Covert was a lightweight single-cylinder runabout from Lockport, in the State of New York, that was initially chain driven but in 1903 grew to 5hp and became chainless with the mounting a gearbox on the back-axle and driving it by shaft. In the 1904 Buffalo to St Louis endurance run a Covert runabout was the only car in its class to make it to Missouri, but the company was apparently unable to take advantage of this considerable achievement with most of its sales continuing to be in its native State.

A four-cylinder car was briefly offered in 1904, but the runabout was the only model listed for the last three years of motorcar manufacture. From 1908 Byron Covert made components and axles for the automobile trade.

Source: Society of Automotive Historians in Britain

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