The Skene was an American automobile manufactured from 1900 to 1901. A twin-cylinder 5 hp steam car, it was built in Springfield, Massachusetts. Despite its makers claims of "many points of superiority", the Skene seems to have been rather unremarkable.
The Skene American Automobile Company was a short-lived maker of steam automobiles. Its advertising claimed it had 125 cars under construction at its Lewiston, ME factory. Its showroom was in Springfield, MA. The existing advertising indicates that the company was in search of investors and capital. The only surviving Skene steam car is currently owned by an English collector. To view Skene American Automobile Company advertising, visit the Virtual Steam Car Museum at www.virtualsteamcarmuseum.org.
- David Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles.
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