Sears, Roebuck, & Co. began the sale of motor vehicles through its 1908 catalog, the same year Henry Ford introduced the Model T.

Sears advertised the 36-in. high wheels as “the proper height to give the road clearance necessary and to give the most satisfactory service and the least vibration.” In all, 3,500 were sold through the catalog between 1908 and 1912.

Specifications: Catalog number 21R333, two seat “highwheeler” runabout; engine two-cylinder, air-cooled, displacement 52 cu. in.,10 hp.

Price new, $395.

Accession no. 1994P01

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