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First automobile advertisement in 1898...

Item # 591192

November 5, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 5, 1898 

* 1st ever automobile advertisement (historic) 
* Horseless carriage

This is a very significant magazine in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" notes that the mentioned advertisement was the first automobile ad ever published in America. It is not the first appearance, which was in the issue of July 30, 1898.
A back page advertisement is headed: "Another Lot of New Ones" and describes the "Winton Motor Carriage" manufactured by "The Winton Motor Carriage Co., Cleveland, Ohio".
The advertisement is 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches and includes a small but nice woodcut of the car.
Sixteen pages, full of other scientific achievements & improvements & various photos & illustrations. Slight irregular at the spine, generally nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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