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Rides from the Readers: 1899 Reese 3-Wheel Horseless Carriage

Today’s featured vehicle is a 1899 Reese 3-Wheel Horseless Carriage. It’s among the oldest gasoline-powered vehicles originally constructed in the United States, and was built in Plymouth, Pennsylvania by one Sephaniah Reese, Sr. Reese operated the S. Reese Machine & Tool Works, in addition to the Reese Bicycle Works, and actually built two examples of the three-wheeled carriage: one in 1888 and one in 1899. The 3-Wheel is powered by a one-cylinder engine.


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