The Porter Motor Company was an early American steam automobile manufacturer based in Allston, Massachusetts.[1][2]

Porter Steam Stanhope
detail from Porter Stanhope advertisement in Wide World Magazine
TypeSteam car
ManufacturerPorter Motor Company
DesignerMajor Dane Porter
Body and chassis
Body styleRunabout
Propulsionsteam engine

Major Dane Porter (first name is Major) built the steam powered Porter Stanhope from 1900 to 1901 and advertised it as "The Only Perfect Automobile". Offices were located at 950 Tremont Building, Boston.[1]

The Porter runabout featured an aluminium body and a weight of 550-lbs. It was capable of 25-mph, and was priced at $750, equivalent to $26,382 in 2022.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.13.
  2. ^ a b Kimes, Beverly Rae; Clark Jr., Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 (3rd ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.

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