Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

 

1. Make.............................Mobile
2. Model............................4
3. Year..............................1900
4. Chassis No:-.................M 121
5. Reg No:-.......................BS 8379
6. Engine No:-..................1455

According to Earl J. Smith the original owner was afraid of the Mobile and used it very little. He sold it to a man who intended to use the engine and boiler to operate a wood-cutting machine, but this never came about. The second owner kept the seat in the house and the chassis under cover in the barn, but let the body rot in a heap outdoors.
Mr Charles Boothby bought the Mobile from the second owner but never restored it. Mr Boothby passed away in 1965 and his widow sold the Mobile as a basket case to Mr Maynard Leighton of Winthrop, Main, in the spring of 1966. Mr Leighton did most of the restoration work. Earl J. Smith purchased the Mobile from Mr Leighton in September 1969 and finished some mechanical work.
In the New York Times, R. C. dated Sunday 2nd August 1970, Sprague Jr of Grayling, Williamstown, Mass. read the advertisment of Earl J. Smith. and arranged to see the Mobile on the Monday, he completed the purchase of the 1900 Mobile and all the spare parts, and had the Mobile and spares returned to Williamstown, Mass.
Mr Sprague sold the car to a collector in Switzerland who sold it to a Mr M. Button. from San Fransisco, U.S.A. in Sept 2000. Mr J. M. Blackford purchased the Mobile in 2002, The car has completed the London to Brighton in 2003-04-05 successfully






The Steam Car Club of Great Britain
The World's Premier Steam Car Preservation Organisation
HOME | ABOUT US | JOIN THE STEAM CAR CLUB | FORUM | SITE CONTENTS | EVENTS | CONTACT US
***
Contact us via email: info@steamcar.net
©The Steam Car Club of Great Britain. All Rights Reserved
Website Design by Nick Price Creatives
Sitemap