The Ipswich Safety Steam Automobile, 1901

The Safety Steam Automobile Company headquarters was in Boston but its factory was at Depot Square in Ipswich. The Safety Steamer featured a single cylinder engine, tubular boiler, seven gallon gasoline tank, a thirty gallon water tank,, elliptical springs, and tiller steering. In addition to the runabout, a four passenger brake, and a light delivery wagon. Production was discontinued sometime during 1902.

Ipswich Safety Steam Automobile Co.


safety_steamThe body was a standard body made by Currier, Cameron, and Co. of Amesbury. From 1896 to 1912, Currier, Cameron, & Co. Carriage Company made bodies for more automobiles than any other body maker in the world, including Fisher Body of Detroit. During this time, there were at least thirty Amesbury manufacturers who were making bodies and at least twenty companies that were making parts.

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