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Technology
Making Sense of "Failed" Car Technology — Not so Famous Makes


American Electric Vehicle Company
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
This 1896 advertisement for an electric motor carriage shows the ways that carriage forms carried over into the automobile era.
Physical Description
advertisement
Details
Date Made:
1896
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Smithsonian Institution
History
The first auto manufacturers were bicycle and carriage makers, metalworkers, and machinists. In the 1900s and 1910s, hundreds of new companies created cars of varying price and quality in limited numbers.

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