Pic-A-Day (4) Albert Mach Fine Art.
1896 Henry Ford's Quadricycle reproduction.
This Quadricyle was seen at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA
1896 Ford Quadricycle
Manufacturer: Burnard Jarstfer, based on the Ford original
Base Price: Not applicable
Engine: Two-cylinder, 4 hp
Henry Ford’s 1896 Quadricycle was his first self-propelled vehicle. The 500-pound “car” received its name from its use of four standard bicycle wheels. After completion in his home shop, Ford had to remove door frame and some of the surrounding bricks to allow the vehicle to exit. While built as a prototype, Ford eventually sold the cycle car to a friend for $200.00.
Burnard Jarstfer built this replica literally “by eye,” basing his design on what he could see by viewing the original through its glass display case at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village.
Long-Term Museum Loan: Courtesy of Charlotte Jarstfer