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The very first automobile advertisement in America...

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July 30, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 30, 1898 

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

A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the mentioned advertisement was the very first automobile ad ever published in America. This same (or extremely similar) ad appeared in some later issues of this magazine but this was the very first appearance.
A back page advertisement is headed: "Dispense With A Horse" and describes the fine features of the "Winton Motor Carriage" manufactured by "The Winton Motor Carriage Co., Cleveland, Ohio". It measures 2 1/8 by 2 3/8 inches and includes a small but nice engraving of a couple riding in the car.
Sixteen pages, very nice, clean condition.

Category: The 20th Century