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"The Knox automobile was a heavy vehicle and was extensively driven in Maine during the winter. Driving along Casco Bay, this automobile has chains on the rear wheels as did most vehicles of the 1909 period, as the tires had no tread molded into them for that extra traction in the ice and snow. Most tires at that time were completely smooth." --Fletcher, David H. "The Portland Company 1846-1982." Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub., 2002. 81.
About This Item
- Title: Knox Automobile on Casco Bay, ca. 1909
- Creation Date: circa 1909
- Subject Date: circa 1909
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 17 cm x 22 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 30/5
- Collection: Portland Company records
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Automobile driving--Maine--Portland--Photographs
- Manufacturing industry--Maine--Portland
- Portland Company (Me.)--Manufacturers
- Knox automobiles
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(207) 774-1822 x230
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