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1897 Anthony Electric Car

Pictures of the 1897 Anthony Electric Car - Petersen Automotive Museum


1897 Anthony Electric Car - Petersen Automotive Museum
1897 Anthony Electric Car - Petersen Automotive Museum


Description

One of the first cars built in Los Angeles, This spindly vehicle was constructed by 17-year old Earle C. Anthony using lumber, wheelchair gears, bicycle forks and other available components. Though young, Anthony was a competent electrical engineer who also designed and built the 1.5-horsepower electric motor that powered the car. This is believed to be a reconstruction which was crafted in the early 1920s using the original metal parts attached to a new wooden framework.

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