1906 Stanley Steamer Roadster
Layout - boiler front
Engine - 2 cylinder is attached to the rear axle
Operating pressure - 45 psi
Power - 10 hp
Maximum speed - 100 km h
The Stanley Motor Carriage Company was an American manufacturer of steam-engine vehicles; it operated from 1902 to 1924. The cars made by the company were colloquially called Stanley Steamers, although several different models were produced.
The new Stanley steamer had its twin-cylinder engine geared directly to the back axle, a layout which would characterise this marque for the rest of its life. At first the cars were typical buggies, but by 1904 the boiler was at the front under the easily reconizable famous 'coffin-nose' bonnet. Right from the start, the Stanleys placed a premium on performance. They claimed that their fire-tube boiler gave a greater reserve of power than flash boilers, and remained faithful to this design throughout the production life of the Stanley Steamer.