The Stanley Motor Carriage Company was an American manufacturer of steam-engine vehicles; it operated from 1902 to 1924. The cars made by the company were colloquially called Stanley Steamers, although several different models were produced.
This web site, www.StanleyMotorCarriage.com, discusses the technical aspects of the Stanley Steam Car. The Stanley Steamer ~ America's Legendary Steam Car, published in 2004 by the Stanley Museum, details the rich history of the company that manufactured these cars as well as the twins who invented America's best known steam car.
F.E. and F.O. Stanley were twins born in Kingsland, Maine, on June 1, 1849. They operated a dry-plate photographic business in Massachusetts until the automobile bug bit them in 1896.
Interested in some of the technical details regarding the Stanley Steamer for the layman? The following is a computer scan of the two center pages from a Stanley Motor Carriage Company sales brochure detailing the specifications for the Model 735, 7-passenger touring car.
A steam car is a car (automobile) powered by a steam engine. A steam engine is an external combustion engine (ECE) where the fuel is combusted away from the engine, as opposed to an internal combustion engine (ICE) where the fuel is combusted within the engine. ECEs have a lower thermal efficiency, but it is easier to regulate carbon monoxide production.
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I love the Stanley Steamer. I still think there is a place for steam powered autos and I was hoping this book would have the scope to cover more about steam power and its benefits.
Stanley Register Online Here is a list of known Stanley Steamers. It started as a way for me to organize and consolidate the information I've gathered from a wide variety of sources.
Cars for Sale 1911 Stanley 20hp Model 72. A fantastic 20hp touring car, steams and drives very well. Well maintained, boiler and engine, pumps, brakes, running gear etc.
The Steam Car Register Scroll through the list below to see the contents of the register, click on the title/heading to find out more about the vehicle. If you can add to the list, in any way, be it a vehicle you have owned, currently own or know specific details about please let us know.