The Mercer Company was named after Mercer County, NJ, the location of their Trenton plant. Funding for the company was from the Roebling and Krus engineering company, which is best known for building the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Mercers quickly gained a reputation for their excellent performance and their ability to be taken from the showroom floor to the race track without any need for modification. Their Raceabout was a minimalist vehicle that had a monocle windscreen, a round gasoline tank in the rear, and two bucket seats.
The Model 30 was produced in 1910 and 1911 and fitted to a wheelbase that measured 116-inches. Power was from a four-cylinder L-head engine that offered 30 horsepower.
The Mercer Company produced automobiles until 1925.By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2009