Simplex Advertising Art by Louis Fancher (1916)
Simplex Crane Model Ad (August, 1916) - Illustrated by Louis Fancher
Simplex Crane Model Ad (December, 1916) - Illustrated by Louis Fancher
Simplex Crane Model Ad (1916) - Illustrated by Louis Fancher
There is no Simplex Owner who believes that any better car is made. The longer the period of possession the more surely this belief becomes conviction.
Спустя четыре года после создания рекламы для Pierce-Arrow
художник Louis Fancher нарисовал иллюстрации для еще одной, как сейчас бы сказали, премиум-марки автомобилей. Рекламная кампания Crane-Simplex 1916 года решена в необычной цветовой гамме, но в том же узнаваемом стиле, который некорые специалисты считают предвесником будущего ар-деко.
The Simplex Automobile Co.
New Brunswick, NJ and
Long Island City, NY
In September 1914 the Simplex Automobile Co. purchased the Crane Motor Car Co. acquiring at the same time the services of Henry Middlebrook Crane. The Crane Motor Car Co. became The Simplex Automobile Co. and American Automobile production was named the Crane-Simplex. About 120 Crane-Simplex automobile were built.
The 1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 was among the most expensive, largest and most powerful well built luxury car in America. These American Automobiles were owned by only the wealthiest socilites and businessmen of the time. The chassis alone cost more than $8,000.00.
The high dollar Crane-Simplex chassis carried coachwork from such custom body builders as Brewster, Holbrook, Quimby and Kimball. In the early 1920s Crane-Simplex was absorbed by Hare's Motors. Production in the 1920s was small and the last Crane-Simplex was produced in 1924.