Francis Edgar Stanley

Francis Edgar Stanley

Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine, USA
Death 13 Jul 1918 (aged 69)
Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot secction ll range a lot 11
Memorial ID 1874 · View Source
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Automotive Pioneer. Born in Kingfield, Maine, with his twin brother Freeland, they designed a successful auto steam engine and created the Stanley Steamer Automobile 1897. The cars had gained such a reputation for quality and reliability, they went into production with the Locomobile Company, Newton Massachusetts, in 1898. Due to the Stanley Steamer, by the start of the 1900s over 125 American manufacturers offered steam cars. In 1906, the Stanley Steamer broke the world's speed record with a speed of 127.66 mph. By 1909, production of Stanley Steamers had reached 800 per year. The company continued to build Stanley Steamers until closing in 1924, with a total of about 12,000 made.

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