Tuesday, July 26, 2011

1899 Baldwin Steamer

This cool looking old time car is an 1899 Baldwin Steamer, as of 2010 the oldest car in the LeMay Family Collection.

 Here's a few interesting tidbits that makes me so happy that our technology has improved since 1899.

First of all the Baldwin Steamer took about twenty minutes to get started and its boiler needed to be refilled every twenty miles.

And the second and most important reason why I'm happy for all the safety features of today's cars is that the Baldwin steamer's boiler over time did have the potential of exploding. And guess where the boiler was located???

That's right, it was directly under the driver's seat, talk about sitting in the hot seat. Okay, bad joke but while this cool classic old car does stand in time as being a stepping stone to where we are today and it is a cute little automobile - I'm certainly glad for today's technology.

I hope you found this little blog interesting - Thanks to LeMay Family Collection Foundation for the information about this wonderful old classic car.

'Til next time have an amazing day everyone,

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