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Century Steam Car
The Century Motor Vehicle Co.
Syracuse, NY

An Incline shaft drive to the rear axle was an unusual feature of this American Steam Car called the Century. The Century was built by The Century Motor Vehicle Co. of Syracuse, NY in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The Steam engine was a two cylinder vertical marine type that developed almost 5 horsepower. The Century could maintain 25 MPH at 175 psi of steam made in its water tube boiler.

1901 Century Steam Car
1901 Century Steam Car

Claimed to be of “Ample Strength and Durability” the Century has double shoe brakes and a burner pilot light for quick starts and stops. The price of a Century with Victoria top shown above was $950.00. In 1903 The Century Motor Vehicle Co. began making the Century Tourist a gasoline powered American Automobile.

1909 Mobil Oil Advertisement
1909 Mobil Oil Advertisement

This 1909 Mobil Oil Advertisement claimed that it would "Save 1/3 The Cost Of Your Car." and "Perfect Lubrication the kind you get from Vacuum Mobil Oil." Vacuum Mobil Oil was made by the Vacuum Oil Co. of Rochester, NY.

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