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1900 Locomobile

This modest machine is a 1900 Locomobile, rated at a mere 3.5 hp. However, one should not dismiss the car out of hand based on that rating. The power-to-weight ratio made these scrappy. F.O. Stanley drove a similar car to the top of Mt. Washington in 1899. Steam cars generally love hill climbing, but descending…

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Mr. and Mrs. Rogers ham it up in Daytona. The car is a 1907 Stanley model EX (10hp), and note it has two plates. There is a Florida plate hanging on the front axle, and a Mass Auto Register plate that has actually been bent to conform to the bonnet – no small feat given…

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Winter logging

Winter has always been a great time to harvest timber, and here is a great example of how steam power was used to haul a big load of logs in Cheboygan, Michigan (about as far north as you can go before the U.P.). The rig is a Phoenix, c. 1903-05, built in Wisconsin.

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The Doble Steam Car

Two photos showing the Doble brother at that dynamometer. Behind the control panel he is standing at is his burner and boiler assembly. The second photo shows the complete power train set up for testing purposes. We will return to Doble at a later date and explore his incredible automobile in detail.

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