The Cloughley Company had made an experimental steamer at Cherryvale, Kansas as early as 1896, but their production cars did not appear until 1902.
They used an 8 hp 2-cylinder engine, front-mounted and driving the rear axle by chain. Steam was provided at 175 psi from a 19" water tube boiler. The only body style was a four-passenger surrey.
This car was also available with a 2-cylinder gasoline engine.
This message appeared on the SACA forum on September 6, 2014.
"Subject: 1903 Cloughley Steamer built in Parsons KS."
"Message: I am trying to locate the 1903 Cloughley steam car built in Parsons, Kansas that was extant as of at least the early 1990's. It was then owned by Dr. Fredrick Thurstone, a professor at Duke University in Durham, NC who died in 2005. It was shown fully restored at an AACA meet about 1985 and apparently sold sometime after; family members cannot remember where it went.
Do any SACA folks know anything about it? An 1898 Cloughley steam car supposedly went to the Henry Ford Museum in 1932. I am seeking photos of any Cloughley steam (and gas) cars built between 1896 and 1905 in Parsons and Cherryvale KS. Thanks! Dampfwagen"