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First automobile advertisement in America...

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August 06, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 6, 1898 A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the first automobile advertisement ever published in America is on the back page (not the very first appearance, which was in the July 30, 1898 issue). 
The top of the back page has an advertisement headed: "Better Than Horse or Bicycle....The Winton Motor Carriage....". Other details mentioned in the ad, plus a photo of a couple riding in the vehicle. The advertisement measures 2 5/8 by 2 1/8 inches.
Filled with various scientific achievements & improvements with many photos & illustrations.
Complete in sixteen pages, some tiny edge tears, otherwise in good condition.

Category: Post-Civil War