1904 Pierce-Arrow Roadster

Summary

From its founding in Buffalo, New York, in 1901, Pierce-Arrow quickly grew into one of the country's most prestigious automobile marques. This sleek, two-cylinder 1904 roadster features a front-mounted vertical engine, a sliding-gear transmission, and a driveshaft to the rear axle -- all very advanced for an American car at that time. Pierce-Arrow fell victim to the Great Depression in 1938.

From its founding in Buffalo, New York, in 1901, Pierce-Arrow quickly grew into one of the country's most prestigious automobile marques. This sleek, two-cylinder 1904 roadster features a front-mounted vertical engine, a sliding-gear transmission, and a driveshaft to the rear axle -- all very advanced for an American car at that time. Pierce-Arrow fell victim to the Great Depression in 1938.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1904

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.65.104

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

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

Color

Dark green
Yellow
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 59.25 in

Width: 64 in

Length: 118.5 in

Inscriptions

Front of radiator: Manufactured by: THE WHITLOCK COIL PIPE CO. / Hartford, Conn. / U.S.A. / Patents Pending. Lamps: 3535 / SCHARLACH Foot pedals marked: PIERCE [with arrow] 2 plates on floor: MOTOR CAR

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