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A small automobile company from Detroit, Michigan, that produced cars from 1909–1916. The full company name was K-R-I-T Motor Car Company.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's K-R-I-T Motor Car Company page on 2 November 2015, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Its name probably originated from Kenneth Crittenden, who provided financial backing and helped design the cars. The emblem of the cars was a swastika. Krit occupied two different sites during its history: the first one it took over from the Blomstrom car, and in 1911 moved to the works that had been used by R. M. Owen & Company who had moved to become Owen Magnetic. The cars were conventional 4-cylinder models and many were exported to Europe and Australia. The outbreak of World War I seriously damaged the company and it failed in 1915. A few cars were subsequently assembled from remaining parts.

In 1911 the KRIT Motor Company was purchased by Walter S. Russel of the Russel Wheel and Foundry Company.

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10 December 1911KRITS POPULAR IN FOREIGN LANDSThe San Francisco Call
14 July 1912KRIT NEW MOTOR CAR.The Arizona Republican
20 April 1913COAST PROSPECTS PLEASE KRIT MANThe San Francisco Call


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