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Electric car...The Polyphone...
Item # 645858
August 12, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 12, 1899 The ftpg. is taken up with 2 photos of the sailing yacht "Columbia" with an article & another page of photos inside. Inside photo of: "The Riker Electric Brougham" car, with text. Also a devise titled: "The Boxing Kangaroo". "The Polyphone--Novel Attachment for Phonographs" gives the machine two horns (see).
The bkpg. has the first-ever automobile advertisement, first run in this magazine the year prior.
Category: Post-Civil War