Boston Daily Globe Obituary for Inventor Sylvester H. Roper, June 2, 1896

Summary

Sylvester Roper built steam carriages and motorcycles during the latter half of the nineteenth century. His vehicles were not considered practical but became popular attractions at circuses and fairs. Roper had a heart attack at age 73 while riding one of his steam motorcycles. His death made front-page news in Boston, where he lived and worked.

Sylvester Roper built steam carriages and motorcycles during the latter half of the nineteenth century. His vehicles were not considered practical but became popular attractions at circuses and fairs. Roper had a heart attack at age 73 while riding one of his steam motorcycles. His death made front-page news in Boston, where he lived and worked.

Artifact

Stat (Copy)

Subject Date

02 June 1896

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.0.26.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Reprographic processes

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 in

Width: 9.5 in

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