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1902 Holsman automobile

Contributed by Seal Cove Auto Museum

A 1902 Holsman, built by the Holsman Automobile Co., Chicago, Illinois, from 1902 - 1910.

The granddaddy of all highwheelers, the Holsman was sold in considerable numbers in the midwest.

The Holsman drive was at first by a 7/8-inch manila rope, but was changed to a chain braided over with manila and steel wire at first, later a naked chain alone. Primeval brakes acted directly against the steel tires and were hand operated.

The engine was a two cylinder opposed.


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  • Title: 1902 Holsman automobile
  • Creator: Holsman Automobile Company
  • Creation Date: 1902
  • Subject Date: 1902
  • Town: Seal Cove
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Metal and Rubber
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Seal Cove Auto Museum
Location: 1414 Tremont Road, P.O. Box 106, Seal Cove, ME 04674
(207) 244-9242
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