The Ball was one of the most luxurious and expensive steam cars made in America. Its engine developed a claimed 60 hp, and, complete with seven-passenger body, the weight was over 2 tons.

It carried 24 gallons of gasoline and 68 gallons of water, and was good for40 mph over long stretchers. Three were planned but only one was completed.  Designed by C. A. Ball, it was also known as the Ramapaugh, after an Indian Tribe.[1]

[1]Georgano, G. N., Encyclopedia of American Automobile, (New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1968), p. 25.