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Baker Electric Motor Vehicle Company was an American producer of Brass Era electric cars in Cleveland, Ohio from 1899 to 1914.
The primary Baker vehicle was a two seater with an offering cost of Us$850. One was sold to Thomas Edison as his first auto. Edison additionally planned the nickel-iron batteries utilized within some Baker electrics. These batteries have amazingly long lives with some still being used today.
The model reach was extended in 1904 to two vehicles, both two-seaters with shielded wood-outlines, halfway found electric engines, and 12-cell batteries.
The Runabout had 0.75 hp (0.6 kw) and weighed 650 lb (295 kg). The cost Us$1,600, weighed 950 lb (431 kg), had 1.75 hp (1.3 kw) and three-pace transmission. It was equipped for 14 mph (23 km/h).
In 1906 Baker made 800 autos, making them the biggest electric vehicle producer on the planet at the time. They gloated that their new manufacturing plant was “the biggest on the planet” in notices. The organization additionally changed from preparing Baker Electric Carriages to autos. As stated by the organization promotionals; “We utilize the choicest materials in every point of interest of their development and complete the process of, processing vehicles which in consistently specific, can’t be leveled with for exhaustive incredibleness.”
The 1906 Baker Landolet was estimated at $4,000. The organization additionally produced the Imperial, Suburban, Victoria, Surrey, Depot Carriages, and other new models “to be advertised later.” One of the most exceptional 1906 Bakers was the Brougham with the driver on the outside, in the back.
By 1907, Baker had seventeen models, the most diminutive being the Stanhope and the biggest the Inside Drive Coupe. There was additionally the Us$4,000 Extension Front Brougham with the driving seat high up behind the travelers mirroring a hansom taxicab. Pastry specialist additionally presented an extent of trucks with limit of up to five tons in 1907.
In late 1910, the Baker Electric was very lavish and evaluated at $2,800. It had a seating limit of four travelers and was painted dark with decision of blue, green or maroon boards. The most recent model likewise offered a Queen Victoria figure as “tradable on skeleton” estimated at an extra $300.
The Baker of 1910 was the main electric that had a substantial arrangement wound engine of 300 percent over-burden limit, with a commutator “totally confirmation against starting and blazing under all conditions.”
Baker Electric Vehicle Model list:
1906 Baker Landolet