c1901 Locomobile Runabout Steam Car
|Brakes||Single External Drum|
Founded in 1899, the American Locomobile company went into business when John B. Walker, editor and publisher of Cosmopolitan magazine, bought a set of steam-propelled vehicle plans from the Stanley brothers. The story goes that Walker then sold a half-share to Amzi Barber and two weeks later moved on to other projects after an apparent falling out; leaving Barber to install the Stanley brothers as general managers of the Locomobile company. The engine was a two-cylinder design of 55ci (927cc), which produced 3.5 hp. Around 1000 steam-powered Locomobiles were produced between 1899 and 1902 before they were discarded in favour of internal combustion.