Sylvester H Roper reportedly built some ten steam carriages between 1860 and 1896.
There is a great deal of information on Roper, which has not been collected here. There is now enough material for a new book about Roper. Whoever writes this book should look at several other early steam carriages that were likely built by Roper but claimed by other so-called inventors.
This Henry Ford Museum photo is dated May 9, 1989 (see reverse below). It shows the 1865 Roper Steam Carriage.
This newspaper article was taped to the back of the Henry Ford photo of the Roper Steam Carriage.
This Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum postcard dates from pre-Zip Code days. It shows the same Roper Steam Carriage but dates it as 1863 rather than 1865. The Henry Ford Museum claimed this vehicle to be "the oldest existing and fully operational car in America."
This color slide shows the Roper Steam Carriage at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI.
In its February 1998 issue, Cyclce World Magazine featured teh Roper Steam Bicycle.
Hemmings Motor News featured the Roper Steam Bicycle replica in its April 2014 issue.