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The Columbus Buggy Co.
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The Columbus Buggy Co. of Columbus, Ohio built horse buggies since 1875. In 1903 they offered electric powered automobiles in place of the horse. In 1907 The Columbus Buggy Co. built a gasoline powered Firestone-Columbus automobile. For the next few years The Columbus Buggy Co. offered both electric and gasoline powered automobiles.

Columbus Electric Model 1000
1903 Columbus Electric Model 1000

In the above early Columbus Buggy Co. advertisement the Model 1000 Columbus Electric was called "The Car Supreme". The Victoria or Coupe models offered 21 miles per hour and 72 miles per charge.

1905 Columbus Electric
1905 Columbus Electric

The Columbus Electric Buggy was "The Ideal Pleasure Vehicle" and it was "Noiseless Clean Simple and Odorless"according to the 1905 advertisement above. Features included 75 miles on one charge, speeds up to 20 miles per hour, double chain drive and a solid rear axle.

1912 Columbus Electric
1912 Columbus Electric

By 1912 the Columbus Electric was still "The Car Supreme". Features include 92 inch wheelbase, 56 inch track, 34 inch x 4 inch wheels and tires, large roomy body, luxurious trimmings, dome light, heater, clock, adjustable mirror and even a handsome cut flower vase. Not sure what a "Neat Serviceable Toilet Case" is but this American Automobile had one.

1913 Columbus Electric
1913 Columbus Electric

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