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1901. Steam Runabout. Two-cylinder. 6.25 hp. Reg No: MJ 57. Photo at the 2010 LBVCR.
1902. Reg No. BS 8574.
January 1903.
1906. Steam motor.

In 1900 the American Bicycle Co. of Toledo Ohio, created a 6.5hp ‘Toledo’ Steam Carriage (a description from the Horseless Age, December 1900). The Toledo Steam Carriage was a very well-made, high-quality machine and is considered one of the best steam cars produced at the time. In September 1901 two Toledo steamers, one model B (a model A machine 1,000 to 2,000 pounds but with the foul-weather gear designating it as a model B) and one class E (public delivery vehicle), were entered by the American Bicycle Co. into the New York to Buffalo Endurance Contest of mid-September 1901. There were 36 cars in class B and three in class E; the class B Toledo won the Grosse Point race. Steam carriage production ceased in 1903 and the Company concentrated on gasoline-driven models under the name Pope-Toledo.

See Victoria Carriage Works.

1904 Toledo was represented in Britain by Shippey Brothers

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