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  • It extends from the first commercial automobiles marketed in the 1890s until about World War I. The term "Brass Era automobile" is a retronym for "horseless carriage," the original name for such vehicles, which is still in use today. The Brass Era closely followed the Veteran Era. — “Brass Era car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Cars powered by electric power briefly appeared at the turn of the 20th century, but to Pforzheim and back - that the horseless coach was absolutely suitable for daily use. — “History of the automobile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Eisenhuth Horseless Vehicle Company was a manufacturer of Brass Age automobiles. "KEATING PROPERTY SOLD; Purchased by the Eisenhuth Horseless Vehicle company. — “Eisenhuth Horseless Vehicle Company - Wikipedia, the free”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Rebecca had the pleasure of seeing her Ladyship in the horseless carriage, and keeping her eyes fixed upon her, and bewailing, in the loudest tone of voice, the Countess's perplexities. "Not to be able to get horses!" she said, "and to have all those diamonds sewed into the carriage cushions! What a prize it will be for the French when they come!–the carriage and the diamonds, I mean; not the lady!" She gave this information to the landlord, to the servants, to the guests, and the innumerable stragglers about the courtyard. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray

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