Standard Steam Car

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Scott-Newcomb Steam Car

The Standard Steam Car was an American steam car manufactured by the Standard Engineering Company of St Louis, Missouri from 1920 until 1921.[1]


L. L. Scott and E. C. Newcomb developed a steam car claimed to be able to raise a full head of steam within a minute. . Also known as the Scott-Newcomb, it featured a front condenser that resembled a Rolls-Royce shaped radiator and was similar in appearance to the Roamer. The car had a twin-cylinder horizontal steam engine and used kerosene for fuel. The boiler pressure was stated as 600psi.[1][2]

The Scott-Newcomb Motor Car Company was formed for production but only one touring car is known to have been built; the company may have produced as many as five vehicles before folding.[1][2]

A 3-page article from 1920 on technical aspects of the Standard Steam Car appears in Floyd Clymer's Historical Motor Scrapbook, Steam Car Edition, published in 1945.

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  1. ^ a b c Kimes, Beverly Rae; Clark Jr., Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 (3rd ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.
  2. ^ a b Georgano, Nick (2001). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile (3 vol. ed.). Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. ISBN 1-57958-293-1.