1912 Baker Electric Victoria, Used by Five First Ladies of the United States

Summary

President William Howard Taft motorized the White House in 1909 when he purchased a steam-powered White, two gasoline-powered Pierce-Arrows and a Baker Electric. Three years later, Taft replaced the 1909 Baker with this 1912 Victoria model for the First Lady's use. It remained in use until 1928, serving Helen Taft, Ellen Wilson, Edith Wilson, Florence Harding and Grace Coolidge.

President William Howard Taft motorized the White House in 1909 when he purchased a steam-powered White, two gasoline-powered Pierce-Arrows and a Baker Electric. Three years later, Taft replaced the 1909 Baker with this 1912 Victoria model for the First Lady's use. It remained in use until 1928, serving Helen Taft, Ellen Wilson, Edith Wilson, Florence Harding and Grace Coolidge.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Wood (Plant material)
Leather

Color

Black (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 89.25 in

Width: 63.5 in

Length: 119.5 in

Inscriptions

Plate on rear: THE BAKER MOTOR / VEHICLE COMPANY / CLEVELAND, OHIO.U.S.A. / MODEL V CHASSIS No. 7816 Hubs: BAKER

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