From 1899 until 1929, the Locomobile Company of America produced high quality automobiles. Founded by Amzi Barber and John Walker, the company originally made steam cars under license from Stanley Steamer. The car was advertised as a combination auto and locomotive or, a "Locomobile".
Based in Bridgeport, Conn., Locomobile gained a reputation for quality and performance, but only after switching to gas engines in 1902. A Locomobile won the prestigious Vanderbuilt Cup Race in 1908, and in 1909-10 Mrs. Harriet Clark Fisher took a Loco around the world, a journey recounted in this text. Locomobile was sold in 1922 to Durant, who continued producing the line until 1929.
Originally created by the Locomobile Company in 1911, this wonderful book contains dozens of photos and diagrams, as well as illustrative text, about one of America's great cars.
262 pages, 8.5x11 softbound, full color cover, black and white interior.