There a few makes more obscure than Westfield, which took its name from the eponymous
town in Massachusetts, USA and was only in existence from 1901 to 1903. Founder Charles J Moore's first Westfield automobile of 1902 was steam-powered, and in 1903 he added a four-cylinder petrol-engined 16hp car to the range, though it appears that it never entered production. Unusually, Moore preferred to sell his petrol-engined models in chassis-only form, 'ready for power', leaving the customer to install the engine of their choice. The steamers appear soon to have taken a back seat, with Moore's advertising concentrating on his chassis, which were available with either shaft or chain drive and a wide variety of body styles. When his Westfield venture folded, Charles Moore moved on to join Packard's engineering department.