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First automobile built by the St. Louis Motor Carriage Company. The car was completed in late April or early May of 1899 and sold to A.L. Lambrechts of St. Louis.

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1904 St. Louis Motor Car Runabout - (St Louis Motor Carriage Co. St Louis, Missouri 1898-1906)

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1900 St. Louis Stanhope St Louis Motor Carriage Co. St Louis, MO 1898-1906

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1901 St. Louis Runanout St Louis Motor Carriage Co. St Louis, MO 1898-1906

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1900 St. Louis - The St Louis Motor Carriage Company was started by George Preston Dorris and John French in 1898. In 1900 John French drove a St Louis from St Louis to Chicago for the first time in an automobile. The company moved to Peoria, Illinois in 1905 as Dorris left to create his own marque. The company lasted until 1907. This car definitely fits into the 'horseless carriage" category. It weighs only 390 lbs. w/ a one cylinder, water-cooled engine and a top speed of 18 mph.

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George P. Dorris at the wheel of a St. Louis Motor Carriage Company sixteen horsepower touring car that won the ten mile Free for All Races during the 1902 St. Louis Fair. Missouri History Museum

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Workers assembling transmissions. St. Louis Motor Carriage Company factory. (1902) Photograph by Kelley's Studio. Missouri History Museum

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