Friday, April 07, 2017

in 1912 a lot of electric vehicles were being HEAVILY advertised to women, in the woman's section of the newspaper.

I've mentioned before that electric were marketed to women because a normal car back then (1912) needed a crank start, and that means they needed upper arm strength to fire up a cold engine... in the era before starters would roll the engine over, and precision carbs would make the induction efficient, and the choke was made obsolete, and the cylinders no longer had to be primed, and the oil had to be changed every 3 or 4 hundred miles. Brass era cars were not user friendly, except the electric cars.

 All 4 of these, are electric, and in the Chicago Tribune, Dec 15th, 1912 issue

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