Stearns Steam Carriage Company

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Stearns Steam Carriage Company
TypeAutomobile Manufacturing
GenreRunabout, Stanhope
FounderEdward Carl Stearns
FatePoor performing vehicles
Area served
United States
Automotive parts
ParentE. C. Stearns & Company

Stearns Steam Carriage Company (1901–1904) was a manufacturer of steam automobiles in Syracuse, New York, founded by Edward C. Stearns, an industrialist.[1] Stearns built his first automobile in 1899, an electric which sold so few models through 1900 that the firm changed to steam power in 1901 when the company was incorporated.[2] The company was also known as the Stearns Automobile Company.[3]

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Stearns Automobile Company of Syracuse, New York - Public offering - New York Times, October 6, 1901
Stearns Steam Carriage Company - Inclosed Compound Engine - The Horseless Age, December 18, 1901
Stearns Compound Engine - Self-propelled vehicles, 1902
Stearns Compound Engine detail - Self-propelled vehicles, 1902


  1. ^ Automobile Manufacturers Starting With The Letter S. American Automobiles, Farber and Associates, LLC - 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  2. ^ "1900 Stearns Electric". Early American Automobiles, 2010. Retrieved December 31, 2010.
  3. ^ Avis Stearns Van Wagenen. Stearns genealogy and memoirs, Volume 2. Courier Printing Co., Syracuse, New York, July 1, 1901. Retrieved January 8, 2011.

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