Barney Everitt (a custom auto body builder), William Metzger (formerly of Cadillac) and Walter Flanders (Henry Ford's production manager) formed the E-M-F company in 1909. They produced several models of their own design and contracted to sell them through Studebaker wagon dealerships. Unfortunately, they had a reputation for poor quality. Management was also in turmoil as the three partners argued continuously. Studebaker became dissatisfied with the situation and took control of the company in 1910.
E-M-F enjoyed strong sales placing fourth in the United States production in 1909 and 1910 and second in 1911. However, this was based on Studebaker's reputation and dealer network. The Studebaker name was adopted in 1913.
The E-M-F model 30 is powered by an in-line four-cylinder engine offering 30 horsepower. It was priced at $1,250. It had a selective type transmission, quick detachable tires and a double ignition system.
This car was restored by the owner and his son. It still has the original band clutch that escaped replacement in a factory recall.