1900 ca. Orient Ladies Bicycle

With its dropped top tube frame and equal sized wheels, this ladies model built by Waltham Mfg. Co., Boston, MA, is a typical example of bicycles of the day.

1901 Steffey Motor Bike

Dating back to the dawn of motorcycles, this beautifully restored 1901 Steffey Motorbike is a fine example of the integration of two technologies.

1902 Curved Dash Oldsmobile

Ransom Eli Olds, who gave his name to Oldsmobile, produced the light and dependable Curved Dash model in 1901. It was the first mass-produced motor vehicle in history.

1902 Locomobile Steam

The most famous Locomobile was Old 16, a gasoline-engined automobile that was the winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race.

1903 Prescott 10-4 Steam

This engine, from a Prescott automobile was manufactured by the Prescott Automobile Company in Passaic, New Jersey. It was used to power a modestly priced line of cars built from 1901 to 1905.

1903 Prescott Runabout

The Prescott Automobile Manufacturing Co. of Passaic, New Jersey produced steam-powered cars from 1901 to 1905 as a sideline to its stove and shoe polish business.

1903 Wright Flyer (Representation)

On December 17, 1903, on the sands of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the dream of powered flight became reality.

1904 Stanley Runabout

Born and raised in Kingfield, Maine, the Stanley twins, Freelan Oscar and Francis Edgar, were partners in a photographic dry plate business in Newton, Massachusetts.

1904/05 Mercedes Simplex Tourer

One of the most confounding misnomers in the Museum’s collection is also one of the most legendary: Mercedes.