Bryan Steam Car

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The Bryan Steam Car was an American steam car manufactured from 1918 until 1923.[1]

Background[edit]

The car was produced by Bryan Steam Motors of Peru, Indiana, a company which built mainly steam-driven tractors and trucks. The company was founded by George A Bryan, who had been employed by the Santa Fe Railroad, working his way up from engine wiper to chief inspector.[1] Bryan adapted the superheating system used in locomotives to small engines for cars and tractors.[1] A total of six vehicles, all touring cars, were built under this badge; most, if not all, were intended for company officials.

A sports sedan was announced for 1921, but never materialized.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kimes, Beverly Rae (1996). The Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805-1942. Iola, IA: Krause Publications. p. 1612. ISBN 0873414284.