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Detroit Electric - 1915 Scale - 1:43

After the first electric car made by William Morrison appeared in the USA in 1890, electric cars soon caught the attention of the public not only in USA but also on the other side of the Atlantic, in France and Great Britain.

If it was the Jamais Contente* in France, in Great Britain there were companies like the Elwell-Parker Company and Electric Construction Corporation who popularised them. In USA, electric vehicles were made by Hartford Electric, Studebaker Electric, Baker Electric, Samuel's Electric and the Detroit Electric.

For over 30 years, electric cars gained a lot of popularity, especially among female drivers as these were easy to use, would not catch fire, easy to maintain and very quiet. By 1912, Detroit Electric churned out over 13,000 electric cars. 

Of all the electric cars produced, this particular 1915 Detroit Electric model, stood tall. Controlled with the help of just two foldable levers i.e. a lever to steer and the other to control speed. With power to run for 130 km. on a single charge, this Detroit Electric car could travel at a maximum speed of 30 km/hr. 

Notable among all owners was Mrs. Clara Bryant Ford, wife of Henry Ford. Another notable owner was Henry Ford’s most closest friend, inventor of the electric bulb and the gramophone - Thomas Alva Edison. 

Only 300 pieces have been created exclusively and each model is numbered separately.

 

* also sold by Scale Model Cart (check product page)

  15855.00    14880.00      


Highlights
- Premium collectible
- Licensed product
- Material: RESIN
- High precision miniature models
- Non-opening model
- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case
- Only 300 pieces created
Specifications
Brand Potpourri
Period 1901-1946
Year 1915
Model Origin USA
Scale 1:43
Box Dimension (in inches) 7 x 7 x 3.5
Color Black / Blue
Make CMF
Theme Street
Material Resin

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