The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
102 Old Lincoln Way West
Galion, Ohio 44833

(202) 536-5329

1836--Electric Vehicles--2010
"I Guarantee"
"It Will...Blow Your Mind!"

Dear Friends..
 
During the course of my research on
The Lincoln Highway
"Tripped Across"
some
"Rather"
"Interesting Items"
about..



"Early Electric Vehicles!!'

Well...

"One Thing Led To Another"
so..



"On Earth Day 2009"
I started
"A Series Of Emails"
detailing
"These Earth Shattering Discoveries"
which
"Coincidentally"
"Ended"
on
July 29, 2009
aka



"The Day Neil Stepped On The Moon!!"

Accordingly,
"Based On The Fact"
it only took
"66 Years"
to go from..



"First Flight"
to..



"One Small Step For Man"
and
"One Giant Leap For Mankind"
it seemed
"Strange"
that
"Over 100 Years"
after
"The First Electric Cars"
"We're Still"
on
"The Dark Side Of The Moon!!"
 
Accordingly,
"With All The Recent Problems"
in
"The Auto & Oil Industry"
"Condensed The Series"
down to
"Four 10 Mb Emails"
and
"Sent Them"
to
The White House
as well as
"Various Media Outlets"
"In An Effort"

to
"Open The Discussion"
with
"A History Lesson"
on
"Past Achievements"
in
"Electric Vehicle Technology"
and
"Inspire"
"Government Officials"
"Vehicle Manufacturers"
and
"Engineers"
with
"The Facts
in "Hopes" of
"Raising The Bar!"


Unfortunately,
 
have not heard from,
"Any Of Them"
but
"Still Feel An Obligation"
to
"Share This Information"
with
"The World!!"

Thus began..

"A Three Day"
"Marathon Session"
to
"Produce This Web Page!!"

So..

"Hope You Find It Of Value!!"
 
That being said...
 
"If You're Like Me"
"I'm Sure You Thought"
"Electric Vehicles"
were
"A Relatively New Invention!!"
 
Well...
 
"Surprise..Surprise!!"

"As You Now Know"
"They've Been Around"
for 
"Well Over 100 Years!!"
 
And...
 
"We're Not Talking"
"Experimental"
"We're Talking About"
"Fully Functional"
"Working"
"Every Day"
as
"A Part Of Normal Daily Life!!"
 
"Hard To Believe!!"

And get this...
 
In 1914,
"There Were Over 30,000 Electric Vehicles"
in
"The United States!!"

"Like I Said"
it will
"Blow Your Mind!!"

Now..

Granted..

"This Is By No Means"
"The Last Word"
on
"The Subject"
but
"You Have to Start Somewhere!!"

Accordingly,
"It's Best To Start"
with..



"Email # 1"
and
"Work Your Way Through"
which
"Will"
"Not Only"
"Blow Your Mind"
but
"Give You"
"A Broad Overview"
on
"The Subject!!"

Then..

You can move on to...

   

"The Industry Reviews"
which
"Contain"
"Detailed Information"
on
The State Of The Industry
followed by
"Some Recent Finds"
in..



"Motor Truck Magazine!!"

I mean..

"Who Knew"
they had..


"Gasoline-Electric Hybrids"
with
"Dynamic Braking"
and
"10 Minute Charges"
"96 Years Ago"
in
"1914!!"

In any event,
"Feel Free"
to
"Spread The Word"
and
"Report Back"
with
"Additional Findings"
and
"Reactions From Your Class, Friends & Neighbors!!"

Then..

Hopefully,
"This Amazing Story"
can
"Be Told"
so
"We Can Get The Lead Out"
and
"Finally"



"Get Back To The Future"
like they did
"Over 100 Years Ago!!"

Warmest Regards,



Craig Harmon, Director
starman@bright.net


1914--Steinmetz Says--1914
"I Believe That The Electric Will Be The Car Of The Future!!"












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1836--Evolution of  Electric Vehicles--2010
"I Guarantee"
"It Will..Blow Your Mind!!"
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"The Start Of It All"

Email # 1

Highlights
Electric Vehicle Association
Heavy Duty Electric Trucks

Impressive Electric Commercial Figures
Electric Trucks In Government & City Use
Electric Vehicles In Postal Service
Delivery By Electric Vehicles In Winter
Electric Taxi Cabs In London, Detroit & St Louis
Baily Car With Edison Battery Covers 258 Miles Without Difficulty
Central Charging Stations
733 Miles In Ward Special
Edison Storage Battery Company
Electric Vehicle Handbook
GE Electric Automobile Motors
Standard Charging Plug
Battery Exchange System Applied To Electric Vehicles

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"One Small Step For Man.."
"One Giant Leap For Mankind!!"

"We Can Do Better!!"








118 Miles
One Charge
1913--Argo Electric--1913
"Established New Long Distance Record!!"
December 16, 1913
118 Miles
One Charge



The Sunday Star
Washington, DC
December 21, 1913

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Highlights

Electric Vehicle Manufacturers
Electric Vehicle Specs
Gas Situation
Coal Gas
Henry Ford Gives Edison Detroit Electric
Boreland Electrics
Detroit Electrics
Pope Receives Chicago Electric

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History of Electric Vehicles
1836 First Electric Vehicle
Future of Electric Vehicles
General Vehicle Company
Heavy Duty Electric Trucks
Ford & Edison Partner To Build Electric Cars
Columbus Electric Cars
Clara Ford's 1914 Electric

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1899 First Baker Electric
Evolution of Electric Car
Argo Electric Car
New Long Distance Electric Record
Electric Vehicle Industry Reviews
Modern Electric Cars
40th Anniversary Moon Landing
Neil Patterson 1st Lincoln Highway Trip

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Automotive
Press
1913--Electric Vehicle--1915
Industry Reviews
Automotive
Press
1913 1914
1915

The Automobile
January 2, 1913
45 Pages

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6.7 Mb

Motor Age
October 23, 1913
39 Pages

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19 Mb

Motor Age
January 21, 1915
10 Pages

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2.8 Mb

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1914--The Automobile--1916
"It Will..Blow Your Mind!!"
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The Automobile
January 21, 1914
Over 27,000 Registered Electrics
Classified List Of Vehicles In Manhattan

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The Automobile

January 28, 1914
Over 50 Chaging Stations Listed
At Least 8 On Lincoln Highway

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2 Seater
High Speed
1914--The Automobile--1914
"Baker Brings Out Electric Roaster"
March 26, 1914
2 Seater
High Speed



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January 21, 1914 March 4, 1915
March 24, 1915



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12 New Commercial Electrics
Specs For 91 Electric Trucks

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SAE Gas-Electric Committee Reports
Two New Fuel Prosesses Discovered

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New Transmision To Cheapen Electric
Steinmetz Says: 1 Million Electrics  By 1925

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1914--Motor Truck Magazine--1914
Electric Vehicle Articles
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Feature
Hextor Gasoline-Electric Truck

96 Year Old
7 Ton-Hybrid Truck



Oneida Electric Truck Axle

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January 1914 February 1914 March 1914



Highlights
London's Gasoline-Electric Omnibus

Electric Vehicles In Canada
Baker 4 Ton Dump Truck
Electric Brewery Wagons
Treatise on Batteries

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Highlights
Electric Tractors Big Economy

Standard Charging Plug
Exclusive Electric Garage
GMC Gas & Electric Trucks
Treatise On Batteries

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Highlights
5 Ton Electric Garbage Truck
Dynamic Braking-10 Minute Charge
Hextor Gasoline-Electric Truck
Specifications of 1914 Electric Trucks
Treatise On Batteries

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April 1914 May 1914



Highlights
Electrics For Mail Haulage

New Orleans Electric Boosters
Electric Commercial Vehicle Tires
Electric Vehicle Handbook
Treatise On Batteries

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Highlights
Electric Tractors Big Economy

Big Electric Garage
Electric Vehicle Convention
Baker Electric Trucks
Treatise On Batteries

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# ISSUE ARTICLE WRITER PAGE COL SIZE PHOTO INFO
1 January General Vehicle Company Advertisement FC 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
2 January Electric Delivery Service Staff 14 1-2 20" 1 Click
3 January Electric Vehicles In Canadian Cities Staff 28-29 1-2 36" 1 Click
4 January Electric Vehicle Practice-Cell Capacity..By Size William W. Scott 31-34 1-2 65" 3 Graphs Click
5 January Edison Battery Exhibits Staff 41 1 6" No Click
6 January London's Gasoline-Electric Omnibuses R. Douglas-Vickers 51-53 1-2 60" 2P + 2G Click
7 January Baker 4 Ton Dumping Truck Staff 74 1-2 20" 1 Click
8 January Philadelphia Section-Electric Vehicle Association Staff 75 1 6" No Click
9 January Promoting Electric Haulage-New England Section Staff 75 2 8" No Click
10 January Electric Brewery Wagons Staff 76 1-2 16" 1 Click
11 January Edison Storage Battery Advertisement A-5 1-2 1/2 Page 1 Click
12 January The Electric Storage Battery Company Advertisement A-7 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
13 January Electric Vehicle Association of America Advertisement A-8 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
14 January Baker Electric Trucks Advertisement A-9 1-2 Full Page 3 Click
15 January GMC Trucks Advertisement BC 1-2 Full Page No Click
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16 February General Vehicle Company Advertisement FC 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
17 February New Official Named By Electric Vehicle Assoc Staff 91 2 8" No Click
18 February Characteristics Of Philadelphia Thin Plate Battery James M. Skinner 93-96 1-2 72" 3 Graphs Click
19 February Standard Charging Plug Staff 98 1-2 16" Illustration Click
20 February Wagenhals To Build Electrics Staff 99 2 4" No Click
21 February Electric Vehicle Practice-Vehicle Mileage-Batteries William J. Scott 109-13 1-2 70" 2 Charts Click
22 February Electric Tractors Big Economy A. L. Dixon 122-24 1-2 ?? ?? Click
23 February Exclusive Electric Garage Staff 150 2 4" No Click
24 February Electric Vehicle Bureau Staff 155 1 3" No Click
25 February Urban Electric Tractor Staff 156 1-2 14" No Click
26 February Electric Men Invade Salem Staff 157 2 10" No Click
27 February GMC Trucks-Gas &  Electric Advertisement A-6 1-2 Full Page No Click
28 February The Electric Storage Battery Company Advertisement A-7 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
29 February Electric Vehicle Association of America Advertisement A-8 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
30 February Baker Electric Trucks Advertisement A-11 1-2 1/2 Page 1 Click
31 February Edison Storage Battery Company-Steinmetz Advertisement BC 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
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32 March General Vehicle Company Advertisement FC 1-2 Full Page No Click
33 March Hexter Gasoline-Electric Trucks Staff 178-79 1-2 48" 2 Click
34 March Electric Vehicle Practise-Attention To Storage Battery William W. Scott 197-01 1-2 100" 2 Graphics Click
35 March Features Of F. R. A. M. Electric Truck Staff 208-09 1-2 35" 2 Click
36 March Standard Types of 1914 Motor Wagons & Trucks Staff 244-45 2 24" List Click
37 March Specifications Of 1914 Electric Trucks Staff 250 1-2 24" List Click
38 March GMC-Gasoline & Electric Trucks Advertisement A-6 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
39 March The Electric Storage Battery Company Advertisement A-7 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
40 March Baker Electric Trucks Advertisement BC 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
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41 April General Vehicle Company Advertisement FC 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
42 April Electric Vehicle Assoc. Hopes For 1000 Members Staff 270 2 8" No Click
43 April Electric Vehicle Practise-Influence of Temperature William W. Scott 289-93 1-2 114" 2 Graphs Click
44 April Electrics For Mail Haulage Staff 294 1 12" No Click
45 April New Orleans Electric "Boosters" Staff 298 2 8" No Click,
46 April Electric Wagon On Runners Staff 299-00 2, 1 26" 2 Click
47 April Electric Commercial Vehicle Tires Staff 303 1-2 23" No Click
48 April The Electric Storage Battery Company Advertisement A-5 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
49 April The Electric Vehicle Hand-Book Advertisement A-6 1-2 1/2 Page 1 Click
50 April Edison Storage Battery Company Advertisement A-7 1-2 1/2 Page 2 Click
51 April Baker Electric Trucks Advertisement A-9 1-2 1/2 Page 1 Click
52 April GMC-Gasoline & Electric Trucks Advertisement BC 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
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53 May General Vehicle Company Advertisement FC 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
54 May Electric Vehicle Practise-Conditions of Electrolyte William W. Scott 359-64 1-2 126" 2P & 4G Click
55 May Opens Big Electric Garage Staff 369 2 10" No Click
56 May New England Convention-Electric Vehicle Assoc. Staff 395 1-2 22" No Click
57 May GMC Gasoline & Electric Trucks Advertisement A-3 1-2 Full Page 1 Click
58 May Baker Electric Trucks Advertisement A-5 1-2 Full Page 3 Click
59 May The Electric Vehicle Handbook Advertisement A-6 1-2 1/2 Page 1 Click
60 May Edison Storage Battery Company Advertisement A-9 1-2 1/2 Page 2 Click
61 May The Electric Storage Battery Company Advertisement BC 1-2 Full Page 2 Click
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Champion Air Cooled Truck


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