American Steam Car

The American Steam Car was a product of the American Steam Automobile Co, West Newton, Massachusetts, from 1924 to 1942. It was built by Thomas S. Derr, a former faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Derr specialized in servicing, modifications and improvements of Stanley steam cars. He went on to develop his own engine and boiler and offered for sale a number of cars as models of the American Steam Car, catering largely to former Stanley Steamer owners. The cars were largely conversions, the chassis, bodies, and basic components were from Hudson cars, but the hubcaps and condenser emblem bore the American name.

See also

* American Steamer


^ Keith Marvin, "American Steam Car", in G.N. Georgano, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars 1885-1968 (New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1974), pp.42.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Steam car — Stanley Steam Car (1912) White touring car (1909) …   Wikipedia

  • Standard Steam Car — The Standard Steam Car was an American steam car manufactured by the Standard Engineering Company of St Louis, Missouri from 1920 until 1921. Also known as the Scott Newcomb, it featured a front condenser that resembled a Rolls Royce shaped… …   Wikipedia

  • Bryan Steam Car — The Bryan Steam Car was an American steam car manufactured from 1918 until 1923. It was produced by Bryan Steam Motors of Peru, Indiana, a company which built mainly steam driven tractors and trucks. A total of six vehicles, all touring cars,… …   Wikipedia

  • Davis Steam Car — The Davis Steam Car was an American steam car manufactured only in 1921; only a prototype was built, and even the existence of this is in doubt. A twin cylinder car, it was announced as having a convert|120|in|mm|sing=on wheelbase; the touring… …   Wikipedia

  • Hidley Steam Car — The Hidley Steam Car was an American steam car manufactured only in 1901. One was certainly built, and as many as four may have been produced at the factory in Troy, New York.ReferencesDavid Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of… …   Wikipedia

  • Doble steam car — at a steam festival in Bochum, Germany in 2007. Any of several makes of steam powered automobile in the early 20th century, including Doble Detroit, Doble Steam Car, and Doble Automobile, are referred to as a Doble because of their founding or… …   Wikipedia

  • Coats Steam Car — 1923 Coats Steam Car The Coats Steam Car was an American steam automobile produced from 1921 until 1923 first in Columbus and later in Bowling Green, Ohio. The car was designed by George A. Coats, but few were built. It was popular with circuses… …   Wikipedia

  • Alena Steam Car — The Alena Steam Car was an American car planned for manufacture in 1922 by the Alena Steam Products Company of Indianapolis, Indiana which mainly built commercial vehicles and tractors. Only two cars were built, both touring models; each had a… …   Wikipedia

  • American Steamer — The American Steamer was an American steam car manufactured by the American Steam Truck Co. of Elgin, Illinois from 1922 to 1924.cite book |last=Georgano |first=N. |title=Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile |year=2000 |publisher=HMSO… …   Wikipedia

  • Steam locomotive — A steam locomotive is a locomotive powered by steam. The term usually refers to its use on railways, but can also refer to a road locomotive such as a traction engine or steamroller.Steam locomotives dominated rail traction from the mid 19th… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.