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1904 Regas

1904 Regas

Notes: J(ames) Harry Sager began manufacturing bicycle parts with a partner, Willard G. Rich, as the Rich & Company in 1891. Mr. Rich left the company and it became Sager Manufacturing Company in 1895. At that time the company was making bicycle saddles. The name of the company changed again in 1899 to the Sager Gear Company when Mr. Sager began the manufacture of gears along with bicycle saddles.

In 1900 J. Harry Sager formed the Regas Vehicle Company. "Regas" is Sager spelled backwards. At first the company sold bicycles, motorcycles and autos made by others.

In the summer of 1903 the company was reorganized as the Regas Automobile Company with J. Harry Sager as President. This is one of 5 models that the company exhibited at the auto show at Madison Square Garden in January 1904.

In summer 1904 the company was sold to Thomas B. Dunn, who had made a fortune by selling Sen-Sen, a breath freshener. He brought in William H. Birdall as a mechanical engineer to redesign the vehicle. The 1905 model was on a 100 inch wheelbase with a 3 speed transmission. That year was to be the last for the Regas. The company was officially dissolved in 1906. Mr. J. Harry Sager formed a new company, J. H. Sager Co., which made auto specialties.


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