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Template:List of Baker Motor Vehicle Models Baker Motor Vehicle Company was a manufacturer of Brass Era electric automobiles in Cleveland, Ohio from 1899 to 1914.

HistoryEdit

The Baker facility was located on Euclid Avenue.

ModelsEdit

The 1904 Baker Runabout was a runabout model. It could seat 2 passengers and sold for US$850. The single electric motor, situated at the center of the car, produced 0.75 hp (0.6 kW) and used a 12-cell battery. The armored wood-framed car weighed 650 lb (295 kg).

The 1904 Baker Stanhope was a stanhope model. It could seat 2 passengers and sold for US$1600. The single electric motor, situated at the center of the car, produced 1.75 hp (1.3 kW), and ran from a 12-cell battery. A 3-speed transmission was fitted. The armored wood-framed car weighed 950 lb (431 kg). This more-powerful model could hit 14 mph (23 km/h).

Founder Walter C. Baker's "Torpedo" land speed record contender was the first car to have seat belts fitted. The car was capable of over 75 miles per hour.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (January, 1904)
  • David Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles ISBN 0-7858-1106-0


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