1910 Stanley Steamer Model 60 Runabout

Summary

Brothers Francis and Freelan Stanley built their first steam car in 1897, when the ideal automobile power source was an open question. Gasoline emerged as the clear favorite by the mid-1910s, but the Stanley Motor Carriage Company stuck with steam until the firm went out of business in 1924. Today, Stanley is the best remembered of the early steam makes.

Brothers Francis and Freelan Stanley built their first steam car in 1897, when the ideal automobile power source was an open question. Gasoline emerged as the clear favorite by the mid-1910s, but the Stanley Motor Carriage Company stuck with steam until the firm went out of business in 1924. Today, Stanley is the best remembered of the early steam makes.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1910

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

35.495.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Elden Stonefelt.

Material

Metal
Steel (Alloy)
Hickory (Wood)
Wood (Plant material)
Leather
Rubber (Material)

Color

Red
Black (Color)
Yellow
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 59 in

Width: 73.5 in

Length: 142.5 in

Inscriptions

Headlights: THE / RUSHMORE / LENS-MIRROR / SEARCHLIGHT / MAN'F'D BY / RUSHMORE CYNAMO WORKS / PLAINFIELD, N.J., U.S.A. Plate on rear: 5137 / STANLEY Gas tank under rear seat: WALKER-PRATT / MFG. CO. / 31-35 UNION ST. / BOSTON

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