The Sintz Gas Engine Company was a prominent manufacturer of early internal combustion engines. Clark Sintz, another successful German immigrant from the history of America, founded the company in 1885 in Springfield, Ohio. He moved the company to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1892.
Initially, the company focused on the production of small gas engines for use in generators and other applications. In 1894 he supplied the engine that powered Elwood Haynes’s Pioneer automobile. However, the move to Michigan enabled him also to provide engines for marine vehicles as well.
in 1904, the Sintz Gas Engine Company merged with Michigan Yacht and Power Company of Detroit. This allowed it to increase production capacity and introduce new product lines. They briefly included their own line of automobiles.
However, sometime after the merger, the cars and the Sintz name faded away.
- Year Started: 1885
- Year Ended: 1904
- Origin Of Name: Name of Founder / Descriptive
- Location Sales: United States
- Brand Name Predecessor: N/A
- Brand Name Successor: N/A
- Owner Original: Clark Sintz
- Owner While In Use: Clark Sintz
- Owner Successor: Michigan Yacht and Power Company
- Year Resurrected: N/A
- What’s Popular Today: Briggs and Stratton
- Naics Code: 336310
- Location Headquarters: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA