Manufacturer: C.P. Kimball & Company (Chicago, Illinois, 1847-1929)
Cost New: $2000
Engine: General Electric model 1025E15W, 32 AMP, 60 Volt. Operating hours: 32.
Brakes: Mechanical on rear wheels
Special features: Two-piece drop down windshield, leather fenders, and solid rubber tires
Additional info: 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.