On July 30, 1898, The Winton Motor Carriage Company, of Cleveland Ohio placed the first magazine advertisement for an automobile in Scientific American. Containing bold words stating “DISPENSE WITH A HORSE” the ad contained an image of a husband and wife dressed in formal clothes driving an open top motor vehicle with additional text that read “and save the expense, care, and anxiety of keeping it. To run a motor carriage costs about 1/2 cent a mile. The Winton Motor Carriage is the best vehicle of its kind that is made. It is handsomely, strongly and yet lightly constructed and elegantly finished. Easily managed . Speed from 8 to 20 miles an hour. The hydrocarbon motor is simple and powerful. No odor, no vibration, Suspension Wire Wheels. Pneumatic Tires. Ball Bearings. Price $1,000. No Agents. Send for Catalogue.
July 30, 1898 – The First Automobile Magazine Ad
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