Stanley Stanhope Model No. 1 "Locomobile" Advertisement, September 1899

Summary

Compared with gasoline and electricity, steam was time-tested technology when automobiles debuted in the late 19th century -- a point emphasized in this 1899 Locomobile advertisement that described steam as "the one power universally known and understood." The ad also downplayed the perceived risk of a boiler explosion, noting that Locomobile's automatic-feed boiler required "no more care than a teakettle."

Compared with gasoline and electricity, steam was time-tested technology when automobiles debuted in the late 19th century -- a point emphasized in this 1899 Locomobile advertisement that described steam as "the one power universally known and understood." The ad also downplayed the perceived risk of a boiler explosion, noting that Locomobile's automatic-feed boiler required "no more care than a teakettle."

Artifact

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Date Made

September 1899

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

91.303.878

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9.625 in

Width: 6.25 in

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