A rare treat - the 1911 edition of the Locomobile book on CD, which illustrates and describes Locomobile models and sets forth by both word and picture the many and varied advantages of the Locomobile car. 260+ pages.
The Locomobile Company of America was incorporated in 1899 by John Brisben, editor and publisher of Cosmopolitan Magazine. The company's first cars were steam carriages, modeled after the highly successful Stanley Steamers. These cars were chain driven and tiller steered. Unfortunately, they were not very sturdy with welded bicycle-like frames. In time, however, Locomobiles became one of the most luxurious, prestigious and expensive cars of their time.
The cars quickly became known for their power, speed, and reliability. The company's claim that the Locomobile was "the best built car in America" was probably true. The Locomobile was also the country's most expensive car. By 1922 the cheapest models were priced at $7,600 and a six-passenger sedan was listed at $11,000.