• Chassis of 1899 Packard Model A

    8x10 black and white photograph from glass negative of chassis of 1899 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. Note that the H-gate shift box is in place, having been installed after initial tests of Nov. 1899 (initially there were 2 levers). Photograph was perhaps taken some years after car was built--note less than new condition of engine parts and tires.

  • Chassis of 1899 Packard Model A

    8x10 black and white photograph from glass negative of chassis of 1899 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. Note that the H-gate shift box is in place, having been installed after initial tests of Nov. 1899 (initially there were 2 levers). Photograph was perhaps taken some years after car was built--note less than new condition of engine parts and tires.

  • Bare chassis of 1899 Packard Model A number four or number five

    8x10 black and white photograph from glass negative of bare chassis of 1899 Packard Number Four or Number Five. Inscribed on photo back: Model A, 1-cylinder, 9-horsepower, 71.5-inch wheelbase. One of 5 Model A Packards, but a later one. Note ram's horn front frame members used on all Model A cars but changed on Model B and different design and arrangement of engine components when compared to photographs of Packard Number One chassis. Photographed on a testing device in shop of Packard Electric …