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Dave Fields

1900-1899 Locomobile steam serial number

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We have what is listed as a 1899 Locomobile. However the patent plate includes numbers from 1900. The serial number is 2258. The plate indicated the car was being made in the November - December period of 1900. I assume Locomobile only had one model?

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Dragged out my copy of The Genealogy of the Locomobile Steam Carriage by Donald Ball which is available through the Stanley Museum.   The author according to his research believes that 1900 automobile serial numbers run from 351 to 2400.  That should make your Locomobile a late 1900.  

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21917/lot/277/

Looked up your car on the internet.  A nice fun little car.  The serial number plate seems to have a stamped patent date of Dec. 11,  1900.  So yes that may push your car in to early 1901.  Last of the 1900 or an early 1901, your call.

For 1900, Locomobile had a Locosurrey which was a 4 passenger car.  After that most of the cars were a Model 2.  Your car may be a Model 2.  The other models where mostly variations of the Model 2 but with different styles of buggy tops.

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