The Kissel Kar Company was an American car company founded by Louis Kissel and his sons, George and William, on June 5, 1906 in Hartford, Wisconsin. The company custom built high-quality automobiles, hearses, fire trucks, taxicabs and utility vehicles. They offered trucks of 1.5, 2, 3, 4, and 5 ton capacities.
During World War I they produced trucks for the military and prospered after the war, but with stiff competition and the Great Depression, mounting losses and an attempted hostile take-over, the company was forced into receivership in 1930.
The cars themselves were very well assembled. They became a favorite of the Hollywood elite, such as Fatty Arbuckle, Amelia Earhart, Mary Pickford and country club members, everywhere.