Horsey Horseless

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The Horsey Horseless was created by Uriah Smith in Battle Creek, Michigan. It contained a wooden horse head and neck attached to the front of the car to make it resemble a horse and carriage. It was known to be created in 1899 but no one knows if it was made. The horse head was hollow to hold fuel. It is on Time magazine's worst car list.[1]


  1. ^ "1899 Horsey Horseless". Time magazine. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-08. Somewhere between an early car and the head-in-the-bed scene in The Godfather, the Horsey Horseless, the brainfart of inventor Uriah Smith of Battle Creek, Mich., was intended to soothe the skittish nerves of our equine servants. 

External links[edit]

  • Bulen (January 25, 1957). "Horses and Cars" (PDF). Cass City Chronicle. Cass, MI. p. 3.