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Stanley Steam Car

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November 1908. 10 h.p. steamer.
November 1909.
July 1910.
May 1913.
1918. Model 735. Exhibit at the Glasgow Museum of Transport.
c1919. Model 735 7-seater. Exhibit at Glasgow Museum of Transport.
July 1921.
1922. Stanley 740D.
1922. Stanley 740D.
Reg No: EL 1004.
Reg No: Q724 RRP.
Reg No: Q724 RRP.

The Stanley Motor Carriage Company operated between 1902 and 1917 in the US with the last car made in 1926.

The cars made by the company were referred to as Stanley Steamers. When they shifted the steam boiler to the front of the vehicle, the resulting feature was called by owners the 'coffin nose'.

1899 March. Announce the one hundredth order for their steam waggons.[1]

1903 See Joseph Cockshoot and Co.

In order to improve range, condensers were used, beginning in 1915.

A Stanley Steamer broke the world record for the fastest mile in a steam car (28.2 seconds). At first, production was limited, but it rose to 500 cars in 1917.

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices see the 1917 Red Book.

1913 April. Advert for the Stanley Steamer in Autocar and gives address of Gateshead or Ashtead, Surrey. [2]

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