Seal Cove Auto Museum, Antique Autos and Motorcycles from the Brass Era, Mount Desert Island, Maine
1913 Kimball
  • Manufacturer: C.P. Kimball & Company, Chicago, Illinois 1847-1929
  • Model: E-8
  • Body Style: Victoria
  • Coachbuilder: Kimball
  • Cost new: $2,000
  • Motor: General Electric model 1025E15W, 32 AMP, 60 Volt
  • Horsepower: 10
  • Operating Hours: 32
  • Wheelbase: 72”
  • Brakes: Mechanical on rear wheels
  • Special Features: Two-piece drop down windshield, leather fenders, and solid rubber tires

Charles Porter was descended from a long line of American wheelwrights, blacksmiths, carriage, wagon and sleigh builders. Born in Maine, C.P. Kimball established his company first in Bridgeton and then in Portland. In 1877, he moved the business to Chicago, taking over the troubled Coan & Ten Brock, the largest carriage builder west of the Allegheny Mountains.