c.1900 Locomobile Project  Engine no. 526

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Lot 301
c.1900 Locomobile Project
Engine no. 526

Sold for £ 4,830 (US$ 6,198) inc. premium
c.1900 Locomobile Project
Engine no. 526
*Renowned high quality steam car maker
*Rare early steam-powered automobile
*Sold strictly as viewed

Footnotes

  • Entrepreneurs A L Barber and J B Walker formed The Locomobile Company in 1899, having purchased the rights from the Stanley Brothers to manufacture a steam car to their design. Other interests diverted Walker from the partnership, though Barber was to continue, producing the first car from his Newton, Massachusetts works in 1899. This was a lightweight four-wheeler with wire wheels, its coachwork borrowing much from the horse-drawn era, which was powered by a twin-cylinder engine with a 14" boiler beneath the driver's seat. Power was progressively increased and by 1900 a 5½hp model was the norm. Steering was by a right-side tiller and final drive by a single block chain with a contracting brake operating on the open-drive differential. Fully elliptic springs (transverse at the front) provided a comfortable ride on the primitive roads in its country of manufacture.

    These Locomobile parts consist of water tank, engine, various axle components, spring, spindle seat and back, all of which are sold strictly as viewed. This project was found in France and now being sold from an English enthusiast's collection.
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c.1900 Locomobile Project  Engine no. 526
c.1900 Locomobile Project  Engine no. 526
c.1900 Locomobile Project  Engine no. 526
c.1900 Locomobile Project  Engine no. 526
c.1900 Locomobile Project  Engine no. 526
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