The Thomas Motor Co. was based in Buffalo, New York and was founded by Erwin Ross Thomas (1850-1936) in 1902.  Becoming one of the USA’s top manufacturers of quality cars, a Thomas Flyer won the New York to Paris Race in 1908.  However, financial difficulties meant that the company went into receivership in 1913, after approximately 7,000 cars had been produced.

1908 Thomas Flyer (New York to Paris). Model by Rio
1909 Thomas Flyabout. Model by Lesney