Advertisement for the Reading Steam Carriage, Steam Vehicle Company of America, 1900

Summary

The Steam Vehicle Company of America, in operation from 1900 to 1902, named its steam-powered "Reading" model in honor of Reading, Pennsylvania, where the car was conceived. This advertisement promotes the Reading's durability and design. It also touts the model's quiet operation and minimal exhaust -- two virtues not shared by gasoline-powered cars at the time.

The Steam Vehicle Company of America, in operation from 1900 to 1902, named its steam-powered "Reading" model in honor of Reading, Pennsylvania, where the car was conceived. This advertisement promotes the Reading's durability and design. It also touts the model's quiet operation and minimal exhaust -- two virtues not shared by gasoline-powered cars at the time.

Artifact

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Subject Date

19 December 1900

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.14.40.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.875 in

Width: 7.75 in

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