. Bulletin - United States National Museum. Science. Since that time this society has been instrumental in stand- ardizing measurements pertaining to the automobile, a very worth-while and necessary project. The patent application filed by Selden disclosed an automobile with a clutch, foot brake, muffler, front-wheel drive, and a power shaft arranged to run faster than the propelling wheels. The engine was a 6-cylinder unit with three power and three compression cylinders. A com- pressed-air tank was provided, the air being admitted to the power cylinders while admixed with liquid hydro- carbo

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. Bulletin - United States National Museum. Science. Since that time this society has been instrumental in stand- ardizing measurements pertaining to the automobile, a very worth-while and necessary project. The patent application filed by Selden disclosed an automobile with a clutch, foot brake, muffler, front-wheel drive, and a power shaft arranged to run faster than the propelling wheels. The engine was a 6-cylinder unit with three power and three compression cylinders. A com- pressed-air tank was provided, the air being admitted to the power cylinders while admixed with liquid hydro- carbo
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. Bulletin - United States National Museum. Science. Since that time this society has been instrumental in stand- ardizing measurements pertaining to the automobile, a very worth-while and necessary project. The patent application filed by Selden disclosed an automobile with a clutch, foot brake, muffler, front-wheel drive, and a power shaft arranged to run faster than the propelling wheels. The engine was a 6-cylinder unit with three power and three compression cylinders. A com- pressed-air tank was provided, the air being admitted to the power cylinders while admixed with liquid hydro- carbon fuel. A full-sized version of the Selden vehicle, built as an exhibit for the court while the patent suit was under way, is now at the Long Island Automotive Museum, South- ampton, N. Y. This automobile (figs. 27 through 31) was constructed in 1904 under the direction of George B. Selden, Jr., and Henry R. Selden, sons of the inventor. The original engine, built in 1877, was used. Figure 27. — George B. Selden seated in the Selden automobile constructed in 1 904. Henry R. Selden stands in front of car. This contemporary photograph was taken at Broadway and West 56th Street, New York City, in front of the garage of Wyckoff, Church & Partridge, automobile dealers.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. United States National Museum; Smithsonian Institution; United States. Dept. of the Interior. Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, [etc. ]; for sale by the Supt. of Docs. , U. S. Govt Print. Off.