A lot of work went into the steamer again this year. Most of it is maintenance but I also decided to get the headlights to work. Carbide headlights on cars were deemed obsolete well over 100 years ago. Originally, water would be dripped on Calcium Carbide in a sealed canister to create Acetylene. Refillable Acetylene tanks became the norm around 1910. Two streams of gas aimed at each in the lamp housing create a wide flat flame which is reflected off a mirror in the back. It actually gives a surprising amount of light.
Herb de la Porte.
1909 White Steam Car
Roberto Rodriguez added 2 new photos.
Featured on the cover of STEAM AUTOMOBILE in 1965, today the former Roland Giroux 1909 White Steamer Model M-M Pullman is in the collection at the Seal Cove Auto Museum.
Manufacturer: White – Cleveland, Ohio 1900-1918
Model: M-M Steam, Pullman 7 passenger
Sales price: $4,000
Number sold: Today, only about 150 White steam cars are known to remain from the 9122 produced.... See More
— at Seal Cove Auto Museum.
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I am writing this in the aftermath of the New Year celebrations from the delightful island of Madeira, quite a remote yet accessible small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. I come here each year to escape the snow, ice and salty roads of the English winter. I say this not to inspire your envy but as an illustration of the universality of our hobby. Evidence of the passion for historic vehicles is everywhere here.
I have a Stanley motor carriage co. pilot pressure fuel pressure gauge. sn # 4747708
50/200 64917 can anyone tell when it was made and it's value.
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Its value would depend on its condition. Do you have any information on the state of its body, face, glass, needle, whether or not it works, and whether or not it is accurate?
CHRIS WEBB ( ACTONPLACESTEAM@GMAIL.COM )
Hi don, would you be interested in selling the gauge?? Look forward to your reply, chris
DON PLEHN ( DPLEHN@ATT.NET )
The gauge in good shape. It was last used on a air tank. It was removed.
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