Sunday, January 4, 2009

Horseless Carriage


Charles and Frank Duryea were America's first gasoline powered commercial car manufacturers. The brothers were bicycle makers who became interested in gasoline engines and automobiles. Their first automobile was constructed and successfully tested on September 20, 1893 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Duryea Motor Wagon Company was founded by Charles Duryea in 1896. I took this picture of an 1894 Duryea at the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum.

4 comments:

Paul said...

Hi Lois
We have come a long way in the last 100 years, or so we might think.

Hilda said...

Must be wonderful to drive without anything in front of you. Dangerous, but it would be great in rural areas. Love this!

magiceye said...

wonderful reminder of how cars were

hadv said...

Hmm.. I wish we had a museum here so I can post each exhibit per day! Hahaha.. I'm desperate for stock photos. Nice idea though.. thanks to your post.