Pic-A-Day (5) Albert Mach Fine Art.
This was seen at the AACA Museum in Hershey.
1897 Aldrich Autobuggy
Manufacturer: Richard Aldrich Millville, MA
Base Price: Not applicable
Richard Aldrich was an engineer living in Millville, Massachusetts and was employed by the American Steel and Wire Co in nearby Worchester. He built this small 575 pound buggy that he drove on the streets. It is powered by horizontal single-cylinder engine with a unique chain drive arrangement to the rear wheels. An interesting feature of this car is the handle throttle that is incorporated within the tiller steering handle.This great example of early American engineering features a fresh 2012 restoration, and was awarded an AACA National First Prize in June 2012.
Museum Collection: Gift of David Kolzow, Mendota, Illinois