Driving an Early Automobile: The Locomobile to Electric Cars
Let's Talk Rusty Iron: Early automobile experiences were unpredictable.
An early horseless carriage: a 1904 St. Louis runabout. On display at the Canton (Ohio) Classic Car Museum, the rare car has a seat for extra passengers in front of the steering wheel. (Photo by Sam Moore.)
Pumping a tire by hand, while on the road. (Automobile Dealer and Repairer magazine, April 1915.)
An ad showing the ragged condition of some tires when removed from cars. (Autos and Implements magazine, February 1911.)
An ad for Dorian remountable rims. (Motor Age magazine, 1911.)
A 1911 Argo electric car. The infamous Mrs. Fish probably wasn’t driving an Argo when she had her run-in with the unfortunate pedestrian, since her car was equipped with a foot pedal rather than a hand lever.