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The Heilman Electric Horse and Carriage

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The idea of separating the motor from the carriage has not so far found much favor in this country but has numerous advocates in Europe. The drawbacks to the system lie principally in a matter of looks and in certain difficulties in the way of managing the motor and its appended carriage with the same precision that is possible when the whole carriage is weighted down with the motor mechanism. It is considered awkward that the drivers position is distinctly different from the carriage occupants so that the owner of the carriage, when he desires to drive it, may be mistaken for a hired attendant.

The illustration shows the pattern evolved by Mr. Heilman, a noted electrical engineer in Paris. This "horse" which is provided with four wheels, serves to remove the great load of batteries and motor from the carriage and its wheels so that they may be constructed as light and graceful as those of horse drawn carriages.

Author
The Motor Age
September 19 1899
Volume I Number 2
Available from archive.org
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