The Holsman High-Wheeler

 

Creative Commons image by James Tworow

I love the Brass Era of automobile manufacturing, and the Holsman High-Wheeler in particular. The Brass Era is one of the names for the pre-World War I period when cars were fielded with many brass fittings. The Holsman model was part of a class of American cars known as high wheelers that were shaped, more or less, like the earlier horse-drawn buggies. Their high wheels (with solid rubber tires) made it easier to drive over the very rough roads that had been designed for horses, and for horse-drawn carriages with wooden wheels. Many of those tracks still had the ruts left by said wooden wheels. (READ THE REST OF THIS POST ON TECHYUM.)

High Wheels Travel All Roads Because All Roads Are Made To Be Traveled By High Wheels.”
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