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EVOLUTION OF THE AUTOMOBILE.

time it has maintained its leading position, although in quality of product, other nations, if not on a par with it, are certainly not very far behind.

The perfection to which the steam automobile has been developed

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Fig. 11. Serpollet Carriage, a Modern Steam Automobile of French Design.

in these latter days is due mainly to the efforts of L. Serpollet, a distinguished French engineer. Other highly successful steam carriages are now manufactured in England and in this country, as well as in

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Fig. 12. Side View of Serpollet Carriage Showing the Location of Engine, Boiler, Condenser, Etc.

several European nations, but Serpollet was the first to bring forth a successful fast-running and attractive vehicle, and the others have profited by his work.

One of the many designs of Serpollet carriages is shown in Fig. 11;