1903 Packard Model F Runabout

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1903 Packard Model F Runabout

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Title:  

1903 Packard Model F Runabout
Date:
1903

Collection:

Creator:
Packard Motor Car Company
Publisher/Studio:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Packard Motor Car Company.

Content Description: 

In 1903 this car became the second automobile to travel across America coast-to-coast. Tom Fetch, Packard's plant foreman, and Marius C. Krarup, a journalist, made the trip from San Francisco to New York in 61 days, three days faster than the record set a month earlier by Horatio Nelson Jackson in a Winton. Such journeys were a real challenge because American roads were perhaps the worst in the industrialized world. Some were surfaced with gravel but most were simply dirt paths. West of the Mississippi the cross-country travelers often found that there were no roads at all. When asked to describe the trip Tom Fetch summed up the difficulties: "It was hard very hard, and I do not care to make the trip again." Engine: Packard 1-cylinder, atmospheric overhead intake valves and side exhaust valves, 184 cu. in., 12 hp

Physical Description: 

Automobile

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd.,Michigan,Dearborn,48124
Identifier:
35.455.2

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