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Makers of steam cars. The makers listed here are those active during the first period of steam car production, roughly 1860-1930, but mostly around 1900. "Modern Steam" makers are not listed here.

Maker Country Years active Image notes
Alena USA 1922 Image needed LHB
Altmann Germany 1905—1907 Image needed LHB See also the American Aultman
AMC (Automobile Manufacturing Company) England 1910 Image needed LHB
American Bicycle Co.
Manufacturers of the Toledo Steam Carriage
USA 1900—1903 Image needed LHB
American USA 1922—1924 Image needed LHB [1]
American Steamer USA Image needed LHB
American Waltham USA 1898—1899 Image needed LHB [1]
Artzberger USA Image needed LHB [1]
Aultman USA Image needed LHB [1]
See also the German Altmann
Austin USA Image needed LHB [1]
Auto-Loco USA Image needed LHB [1]
Baker USA circa. 1925 Image needed LHB [1]
Baldwin USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Ball USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Best USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Binney-Burnham USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Boss USA 1903—1907 Image needed LHB [1]
Brecht USA 1902—1904 Image needed LHB [1]
Bridgeport  ? Bridgeport 1903 vr
Bristol USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Brocks Canada 1924—1930 Image needed LHB [1]
Brooks Steam Motors Canada  ? Image needed LHB
Bryan Steam Car  ? Image needed LHB
Cameron USA Image needed LHB [1]
Cannon USA Image needed LHB [1]
Capitol USA 1902—1903 Image needed LHB [1]
Century USA 1899—1903 Century-autos 1902-0615 [1]
Chelmsford UK  ? Image needed LHB [2]
Cincinnati USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Clark USA 1895—1909 Image needed LHB [1]
Clermont USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Cloughley USA 1902—1903 Image needed LHB [1]
Coats USA 1922—1923 1923Coats Steam Car [1]
Conrad USA 1900—1903 Image needed LHB [1]
Cotta USA 1901—1903 Image needed LHB [1]
Crompton USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Crouch USA 1897—1900 Image needed LHB [1]
Cunningham USA 1900-1901 Image needed LHB [3]
Davis USA 1921 Image needed LHB
Dawson USA 1901—1902 Image needed LHB [1]
De Dion-Bouton France  ? Marquise 1884
Delling USA 1923—1924 Image needed LHB [1]
Detroit USA 1922 Image needed LHB [1]
Doble USA 1914—1930 Doble Stoom rv [1] The most technically sophisticated of the steam car makers. Even after they had been supplanted by petrol engines, Abner Doble continued to sell his experience in designing water-tube boilers to railway locomotive makers, such as Sentinel.
Eastman USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Eclipse USA 1900—1903 Image needed LHB [1]
Elberon USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Elite USA 1900—1901 Image needed LHB [1]
Empire USA 1904—1905 Image needed LHB [1]
Empire USA 1925—1927 Image needed LHB
Endurance USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Essex USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Federal USA ? Image needed LHB [1]
Field USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Foster USA 1900—1905 Image needed LHB [1]
Gaeth USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Gardner-Serpollet France  ?
Gardner-Serpollet
- see also Serpollet
Gearless USA 1921—1923 Image needed LHB [1]
Geneva USA 1901—1904 Image needed LHB [1]
Grout USA 1897—1905 Image needed LHB [1]
Hartley USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Hess USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Hidley USA  ? Image needed LHB
Hoffman USA 1902—1904 Image needed LHB [1]
Holland USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Holyoke USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Hood USA 1900—1901 Image needed LHB [1]
Howard USA 1900—1904 Image needed LHB [1]
Hudson USA 1901—1902 Image needed LHB [1]
International USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Jaxon USA 1903—1904 1903 Jaxon Steam Car [1]
Johnson USA 1906—1907 Image needed LHB [1]
Kellogg USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Kent's Pacemaker USA 1900 Image needed LHB
Kensington USA 1900—1903 Image needed LHB [1]
Keystone Steamer USA 1899-1900 Image needed LHB [1][4]
Kidder USA 1900—1901 Image needed LHB [1]
Knoller Austria c.1904
TMW - Dampfauto
- see the German Wikipedia
Kraft USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Lane USA 1900—1909 Image needed LHB [1]
Leach USA 1899—1900 Image needed LHB [1]
Likamobile UK current Likamobile - at Pickering 2009 - IMG 2786 ModelWorks, ModelWorks of Daventry, NN11 8QT England, makes a steam-powered Replica of the Locomobile Style #2 (1900-1901) in kit-form
Locke USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Locomobile USA 1899—1903 SteamLocomobile1901 [1] A well-known maker of lightweight and relatively low-cost steam cars, although widely criticised for poor performance.[5]
Loomis USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Lutz USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Lyons USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Malden USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Marlboro USA 1899—1902 Image needed LHB [1]
Maryland Steamer USA 1900—1901 Image needed LHB
Mason USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
McDonald USA 1923—1924 Image needed LHB [1]
McKay USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Mercury USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Meteor USA 1902—1903 Image needed LHB [1]
Mills USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Milwaukee USA 1900—1902 Image needed LHB [1]
Mobile USA 1899—1903 Image needed LHB [1][6]
Moncrief USA 1901—1902 Image needed LHB [1]
Montier & Gillet France 1897 Image needed LHB
Morse USA 1904—1906 Image needed LHB [1]
Motor Construction Co. Nottingham, UK  ? Image needed LHB Fitted with a single-acting V-4 engine of 30 hp.[7]
Newstadt-Perry USA 1902—1903 Image needed LHB [1]
New England USA 1899—1900 Image needed LHB [1]
Ormond USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Overholt USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Overman USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Oxford USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Pawtucket USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Pearson-Cox UK  ?
Pearson-Cox steam car (Autocar Handbook, Ninth edition)
[8]
Peerless USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Porter USA 1900—1901 Image needed LHB [1]
Prescott USA 1901—1905 Image needed LHB [1]
Puritan USA 1901—1904 Image needed LHB [1]
Randolph USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Reading Steamer USA 1900—1903 Image needed LHB [1][9]
Remel-Vincent USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Rickett England 1860 Image needed LHB Possibly the first British production car
Richmond USA 1902—1903 Image needed LHB [1]
Rochester USA 1900—1901 Image needed LHB [1]
Rogers USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Roper USA 1860—1894 Image needed LHB [1]
Ross USA 1905—1909 Image needed LHB [1]
Scott-Newcomb USA 1921—1922 Image needed LHB Also known as the Standard [1]
Serpollet France 1880s—
TricycleSerpollet
Léon Serpollet's first steam cars were sold under his own name, before the partnership as Gardner-Serpollet
Sheppee England  ? Image needed LHB
Simons USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Skene USA 1900—1901 Image needed LHB [1]
Spencer USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Springer USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Springfield USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Squier USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Standard USA  ? Image needed LHB [1] Also known as the Scott-Newcomb
Stanley USA 1897—1925 1908 Stanley K Raceabout The most successful of the steam car makers.[1]
Stanton USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Steamobile USA 1900—1904 Image needed LHB [1]
Stearns USA 1900—1904 Stearns-steamer 1902 hickory [1]
Sterling USA 1901—1902 Image needed LHB [1]
Stewart-Coats USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Storck USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Strathmore USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Stringer USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Strouse USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Sunset USA 1901—1904 Image needed LHB [1]
Super-Steamer USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Taunton USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Terwilliger USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Thompson USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Thomson Australia c.1900 Image needed LHB Herbert Thomson of Armadale, Melbourne, built steam cars around 1900. He tested them on the hill of Kooyong Road in nearby Caulfield, where in 1971 the Pritchard steam car was also tested.[10]
Toledo Steam Carriage USA 1901—1903 Image needed LHB [1]
Toward & Philipson England  ? Image needed LHB
Tractmobile USA 1900—1902 Image needed LHB [1]
Trépardoux France 1883 De Dion stoomdriewieler Partner with De Dion and Bouton in their first steam tricycle.[11]
Mérelle France c.1889 Image needed LHB Fernand Mérelle was the concessionaire for De Dion and Bouton at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris and cars were sold under that name.[11][12]
Trinity USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Turner-Miesse UK  ? Image needed LHB [13]
Twombly USA 1904—1905 Image needed LHB [1]
Vapomobile England  ? Image needed LHB
Victor USA 1899—1904 Image needed LHB [1]
Waltham USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Watt USA  ? Image needed LHB [1]
Webb-Jay USA [1]
Westfield USA 1902—1903 [1]
White USA 1901—1910 TaftMotorCar1909 [1] Along with Stanley and Doble, the triumvirate of successful steam car makers.
Whitney USA 1897—1898 Image needed LHB [1]
Wood USA 1902—1903 Image needed LHB [1]

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  2. Kennedy, Modern Engines, III, pp. 195-205
  3. "The Standard Catalogue of American Cars", Kimes, Beverly Rae (editor) and Clark, Henry Austin, jr., 2nd Edition, Krause Publications, Iola WI 54990 (1985), ISBN 0-87341-111-0
  4. "The Standard Catalogue of American Cars", Kimes, Beverly Rae (editor) and Clark, Henry Austin, jr., 2nd Edition, Krause Publications, Iola WI 54990 (1985), ISBN 0-87341-111-0
  5. Wise, David B. (1974). in Northey, Tom: British Steam-Car Pioneers, World of Automobiles Volume 11. London: Orbis Publishing, 1207. 
  6. 100 Years of the American Auto Millennium Edition, Copyright 1999 Publications International, Ltd.
  7. Kennedy, Rankin (1912 edition of 1905 book.). Steam Autocar Engines, The Book of Modern Engines and Power Generators Vol. III. London: Caxton, 185–186. 
  8. The Autocar (Ninth edition, circa 1919). Autocar Handbook, Autocar Handbook. London: Iliffe & Sons., 258–259. 
  9. (1999) 100 Years of the American Auto Millennium Edition,. Publications International, 24. 
  10. "Pritchard steam car", Light Steam Power XXI(2): 59. March-April 1972. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "De Dion Steam Tricycle", Light Steam Power XXI(1): 43. January-February 1972. 
  12. "De Dion-Bouton et Trépardoux steam quadricycle". Steam Car Club of Great Britain.
  13. Autocar Handbook p. 254
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