Early Automobile


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Early Automobile from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Early Automobile. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Early Automobile is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 3.69 in x 4.75 in.

It was created in 1900.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This automobile was built by Howard Lee Griswold (b. 1878) for the president of Columbus Railway, Power and Light Company in the early 1900's. Howard is seated in the driver's seat next to his wife, Cora (b. 1884, d. 1949).

The invention of the automobile transformed American life. Henry Ford and his famous Model T were but one of many inventors and manufacturers who tried their hand at making cars. This early example of a home made machine shows its antecedents in the large farm wagon wheels and the high boxy wagon-like body. Note that the wheels are propelled by a belt and flywheels. Many early automobiles used chains and flywheels. The first gasoline powered vehicle was made in Ohio City, Ohio, by John Lambert in 1891.

It covers the topics cars and vehicles.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 78-G-134.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0627.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on April 25, 2002. It was last updated November 17, 2017.