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. A Prescott won the gold medal in the 1902 New York to Boston Reliability Run, a first at Clifton, N.J., and first in the Mt. Washington Hillclimb of 1904. In 1905 at Eagle Rock Hillclimb, a $1,200 Prescott beat a $2,500 White Steamer by 10.4 seconds.
Specifications: Two-passenger runabout; engine two-cylinder vertical steam, 7.5 hp.
Accession no. 1988L02