1896 Riker Electric Tricycle

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1896 Riker Electric Tricycle

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Title:  

1896 Riker Electric Tricycle
Date:
1896

Collection:

Creator:
Riker Electric Vehicle Company
Publisher/Studio:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Andrew L. Riker.

Content Description: 

Auto pioneer A.L. Riker built this electric tricycle in Brooklyn, NY in 1896. Its tubular steel frame, wire wheels, and pneumatic tires are adapted from bicycle practice. Lead acid batteries are under the seat, and a 40-volt, one horsepower electric motor powered the rear wheel. Although quite successful at building electric vehicles, Riker sold his company after the turn of the 19th century, and became chief engineer of Locomobile, a builder of high quality internal combustion powered cars.

Physical Description: 

Automobile

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd.,Michigan,Dearborn,48124
Identifier:
30.328.4

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