1905 Holsman Horseless Carriage
1905 Holsman Horseless CarriageSource: private party
Posted: 08 May 2007
This automobile has all original wood on the body and wheels. The body, trunk lid, seat, and flywheel all have #298 stamping. This automobile came from California and last owner had it for 40+ years. The Holsman was originally a rope drive and the rope shives are still on the rear wheels. It now has an early curved dash olds 2 speed transmission and differential and converted to chain drive which is much more reliable for touring. Motor is original to the car. It runs and drives very nice.Great parade car or just a Sunday drive. Wheels tightened buy the Amish and new tires installed. Parts to convert it back to rope drive are available.
From WikipediaThe Holsman Automobile Company was an early United States automobile manufacturer Chicago, Illinois between 1901 and 1910. Founded by Henry K. Holsman, the company produced a high wheeler automobile until production ceased.
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