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The Milwaukee steam car used a 5 hp vertical 2-cylinder engine, and single chain drive. Various body styles were available, including a four-passenger surrey steered from the rear seat.[1]

Milwaukee Aubomobile Company, February 1900, The Automobile Magazine Article, p. 29, photocopy, Conde Collection Milwaukee Aubomobile Company, Magazine Advertisement, The Automobile, February 1900, p. 35, Conde Collection.

The Automobile brought information to the public about the Milwaukee Automobile Company in its February 1900 issue, p. 29. Elsewhere, it also carried this advertisement. John A. Conde Collection.

Milwaukee Automobile Company, Advertising Image, 1900 - 1902, Chicago Agent, Conde Collection, Model C

This image and the five below are single sheets promoting the various Milwaukee Automobile Company models. They are file stamped with the address of the Company's Chicago office. They may have been used at Chicago automobile shows. John A. Conde Collection.

Milwaukee Automobile Company, Advertising Image, 1900 - 1902, Chicago Agent, Conde Collection, Model E Milwaukee Automobile Company, Advertising Image, 1900 - 1902, Chicago Agent, Conde Collection, Model H Milwaukee Automobile Company, Advertising Image, 1900 - 1902, Chicago Agent, Conde Collection, Model J Milwaukee Automobile Company, Advertising Image, 1900 - 1902, Chicago Agent, Conde Collection, Model M Milwaukee Automobile Company, Advertising Image, 1900 - 1902, Chicago Agent, Conde Collection, Model O Milwaukee Automobile Company Magazine Advertisement, May 1900 Milwaukee Automobile Company Magazine Advertisement, June 1900

These two Milwaukee Automobile Advertisements appeared in May and June 1900 respectively. Each is on the reverse of a full page Locomobile Company of America advertisement.

Milwaukee Automobile Company, July 1900 magazine Advertisement, The Automobile, photocopy, Conde Collection.

The Automobile of July 1900 carried this Milwaukee Automobile Company advertisement. John A. Conde Collection.

Milwaukee Automobile Company, Horseless Age Magazine Advertisement, October 1900, page 5

The Horseless Age of October 1900 carried this Milwaukee Automobile Company advertisement on page 5.

Milwaukee Aubomobile Company, The Autmobile, November 1900, p. 211, Conde Collection.

The Automobile of November 1900 carried this Milwaukee Automobile Company advertisement. John A. Conde Collection.

Milwaukee Aubomobile Company, section of Gardner Hiscox's 1900 book, Horseless Vehicles, photocopy, Conde Collection.

The Milwaukee Automobile Company was prominently featured in Gardner D. Hiscox's 1900 book entitied Horseless Vehicles.[4] John A. Conde Collection.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Magazine Advertisement, Horseless Age, March 13, 1901

The Milwaukee Automobile Company placed this advertisement in The Horseless Age on March 13, 1901. This image came from another steam publication.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Magazine Advertisement, December 21, 1900, Colliers Magazine

On December 20, 1901, the Shipper Brothers, Ltd. London agents for the Milwaukee Automobile Company, placed this advertisement in Colliers Magazine.

Milwaukee Aubomobile Company, 1901 Trade Catalogue, Conde Collection.

The Milwaukee Automobile Company produced this trade catalogue in 1901. The John A. Conde Collection also contains a photocopy with the Company's Chicago agency stamped inside, Frank Illsley.

The following four pieces of Milwaukee Automobile Company literature came together as a lot.

.Milwaukee Automobile Company Sales Brochure, ca: 1901, Our Best Salesman Milwaukee Automobile Company List Prices, August 1, 1901

OUR BEST SALESMAN Forty Reasons Why illustrates the company's different models. The Company's August 15, 1901 price list was included.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Steam Car, Instructions for the Care and Management of Milwaukee Automobiles, ca: 1901

Milwaukee Automobile Company Instructions for the Care and Management of Milwaukee Automobiles. This undated manual includes handwritten notes by an owner on the reverse. The company tipped in a single sheet at the front of the booklet entitled Setting Up, that instructs the buyer how to assemble the car.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Steam Car Brochure, Detailed Description, ca: 1901

The company included a folded sheet of instructions tucked into the instruction manual. It is entitled Detailed Description.

Milwaukee Aubomobile Company, Horseless Age, January 15, 1902, photocopy, Conde Collection.

The Horseless Age carried this Milwaukee Automobile Company advertisement on January 15, 1902. John A. Conde Collection.

Milwaukee Aubomobile Company, March 1902, Cycle and Automobile Trade Journal Article, photoopy, Conde Collection.

In March 1902, the Cycle and Automobile Trade Journal ran this Milwaukee Automobile Company article. John A. Conde Collection.

Milwaukee Automobile Compamy, July 19, 1902, Automobile and Motor Review, p. 17, Photocopy, Conde Collection.

On July 19, 1902, the Automobile and Motor Reveiw reported that the Milwaukee Automobile Company had failed and its Chicago agency had a few to sell once the company's affairs were settled. John A. Conde Collection.

Milwaukee Aubomobile Company, January 1, 1925 Article, Retrospective on auto shows, photocopy, Conde Collection.

The Milwaukee Automobile Company was mentioned twice in this 1925 retrospective article about early automobile trade shows. The Company exhibited in Chicago. John A. Conde Collection.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Steam Car Press Photo, November 19, 1968 Front

This Milwaukee Automobile Company Steamer is apparently in the London to Brighton Run in 1968.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Steam Car Press Photo, November 19, 1968 Reverse Milwaukee Automobile Company, Society of Automotive Historians, Wisconsin Chapter, Walter Wray Article, Conde Collection.

Walter Wray published this short article in June 1984 for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Automotive Historians. It appeared in "SPARK," the Wisconsin Chapter's newsletter. John A. Conde Collection.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Steamer, Theo Civitello Photograph, RM Auctions

RM Auctions kindly provided these images of a 1900 Milwaukee Steamer, photoS by Theo Civitello.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Steamer, Theo Civitello Photograph, RM Auctions

Milwaukee Automobile Company, Albert M. Brooking, Postcard, Front Milwaukee Automobile Company, Albert M. Brooking, Postcard, Reverse

This "linen" postcard dates from the mid 1930s to about 1950. It shows Mr. Albert M. Brooking and [his?] Milwaukee Automobile Co. Steam Car. The inscriptoin on the reverse states that the car was located at the House of Yesterday" Museum in Hastings, Nebraska. This is now the Hastings Museum.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Steam Car, Racer, Horseless Carriage Foundation Newsletter, Spring 2012 Milwaukee Automobile Company Steam Car, Racer, Horseless Carriage Foundation Newsletter, Spring 2012

The Horseless Carriage Foundation newsletter carried this article on the survival of the Milwaukee Automobile Company's race car.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Steam Car, Tad Burness Newspaper Feature, 1992

Autmobile historian, Tad Burness, created this newspaper feature that is copywritten 1992. It appeared in the Times Review, which was published in an unknown (at this time) city.

Milwaukee Automobile Company Steam Car, Flooyd Clymer Drawingg

This drawing is found in Floyd Clymer's Steam Car Scrapbook, ( p. 34). As with almost all of the illustrations and material in his Scrapbook, (a very appropriate description) Clymer lists no sources. It overlays another illustration.[2]

Milwaukee Steamer Comic Postcard Milwaukee Steamer Comic Postcard

This postcard probably dates to about 1907 - 1910. It is a "Milwaukee Steamer" with an unusual boiler and fuel source.

Milwaukee Steamer Comic Postcard Milwaukee Steamer Comic Postcard

This is another Milwaukee Steamer. This postcard was postmarked in Rockford, IL on at 6:30 PM on October 14, 190?. The last numeral is unreadable. Miss G. K. was headed back to Beloit, WI and wanted Mr. Virgil Leonard or Rockford to know How Dry I Am.[3]

Milwaukee Steamer Comic Postcard Milwaukee Steamer Comic Postcard

As early as 1910, the first versions of this comic Milwaukee Steamer postcard were in circulation.

Milwaukee Steamer Comic Postcard Milwaukee Steamer Comic Postcard

As late as 1933, versions of this comic Milwaukee Steamer postcard were still being mailed.

Milwaukee Automobile Company, John A. Conde File Folder, Conde Collection

John Conde's Milwaukee Automobile Company File Folder. John A. Conde Collection.

[1]Georgano, G. N., Encyclopedia of American Automobile, (New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1968), p. 134.

[2] Floyd Clymer's Steam Car Scrapbook 1945, Bonanza Books, Crown Publishers, Inc.), p. 34.

[3] The webmaster attended Beloit College in the early 1970s, and members of his Sigma Pi fraternity regularly made booze runs across the state line into Illinois.

[4] The webmaster attended Beloit College in the early 1970s, and members of his Sigma Pi fraternity regularly made booze runs across the state line into Illinois.

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