Seal Cove Auto Museum, Antique Autos and Motorcycles from the Brass Era, Mount Desert Island, Maine
1904 Stanley
  • Manufacturer: Stanley Motor Carriage Company, Newton, Massachusetts
  • Model: C
  • Body Style: Currier & Cameron, Amesbury, Massachusetts; spindle back Runabout; wood with foldout front seat
  • Cost new: $700
  • Engine: Simple, double acting steam
  • Wheelbase: 78”
  • Cylinders: 2
  • Gearings: 32:80
  • Boiler Size: 14” Diameter; 13” high; rated at 10 h.p.
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Fuel Tank: 13 gallons
  • Water Tank: 20 gallons

Most early cars were steered by tillers. Boats used tillers. Most people had never seen a steering wheel.

The Stanely was often referred to as the “Flying Teapot” due to the steam belching from it.