First Packard Model A

1899

8x10 black and white photograph from glass negative of Packard Number One. Inscribed on photo back: completed Nov. 6, 1899, Warren Ohio; Model A, 1-cylinder, 9-horsepower, 71.5-inch wheelbase, 2-person roadster; body by Morgan & Williams, carriage manufacturer, Warren, Ohio. Car no longer possesses some of its original fittings such as side lights & the one affixed to the center of the front springs, the leather skirt fitted below the seat cushion, and the dos-a-dos seat originally mounted on the rear deck. Retouched photograph before car was restored and given to Lehigh University. Note artwork "reconstruction" of side panel & louvered door and the incomplete "reconstruction" of the dash that still indicates the hole at the bottom of the center panel.


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