[ Prospectus ] Liquid Air, Power & Automobile Company, of Boston. Capital Stock 500,000 Shares. Edwin Planta, President.
[ Prospectus ] Liquid Air, Power & Automobile Company, of Boston. Capital Stock 500,000 Shares ...

[ Prospectus ] Liquid Air, Power & Automobile Company, of Boston. Capital Stock 500,000 Shares ...

Boston, Massachusetts: Liquid Air, Power & Automobile Company, of Boston circa 1900. First Edition. 16 pages plus grey printed wrappers. Oblong 8vo. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Stapled wrappers. Old "wire envelope" SASE laid in. Staples rusted, thumbed. Subscription page in rear still attached. A nice copy. Near Fine. Wraps. [27684]


Officers and Directors were Edwin Planta (President, Boston MA), Hans Knudsen (VP, Boston MA), Thomas Sewall (Sec & Treas, Boston MA), George Code (Boston, MA), Milton Chase (Haverhill, MA) and George A. Osgood, M.E. Superintendent Automobile Department.

The prospectus makes for fun reading. They note they are ready to release automobiles with both Liquid Air propulsion as well as steam propulsion (for areas where Liquid Air isn't yet available) in Juky of 1900. Another part of the brochure notes "under our system of manufacturing Liquid Air, we manufacture Pure Liquid Oxygen". A number of the images are obviously doctored, the company compares the endless market to those of Westinhouse Air Brake, Merganthaler Linotype Company, and McKay's Shoe-Lasting Machinery.

Wikipedia notes the company went into receivership in 1901. The Virtual Steam Car Museum online is skeptical Liquid Air was ever feasible given an estimated efficiency of about 4%. One group's attempt to drum up some money in the new craze of automobiles in American.

No copies in OCLC. OCLC does note a 10 page brochure in French.

Price: $75.00

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