Knox automobile, Portland Company dealership, Maine, c. 1909

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"A 1909 Knox seven-passenger touring car sits here, awaiting someone to drive it away with its folding top up to protect the passengers from inclement weather. The large headlights were powered by acetylene produced by carbide generators and did give off quite a bit of light to drive by. The side or marker lamps were powered by lamp oil or kerosene and did not give off much light."--Fletcher, David H. 'The Portland Company 1846-1982.' Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., 2002. 81.

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  • Title: Knox automobile, Portland Company dealership, Maine, c. 1909
  • Creation Date: circa 1909
  • Subject Date: circa 1909
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 30 5-25
  • Collection: Portland Company records
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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