Hugo C. Gibson testing 1906 Selden automobile
Driver Hugo C. Gibson testing 1906 Selden car in New York City, built by court order to prove that patent covered an operable vehicle. Unidentified mechanic (in shirtsleeves) and patent experts Edward M. Bentley, Professor R.C. Carpenter and Jesse M. Smith follow alongside car. Commercial buildings in background. Handwritten on back: "This is a test run of the Selden model built in 1906 at court order to prove that patent covered an operable vehicle. From left to right the people in the picture are three happy kids, not identified; Jesse M. Smith, a patent expert (straw hat); Hugo C. Gibson, mechanical engineer, driving the car; the auto mechanic (coatless) trotting alongside was Gibson's helper Louis (last name unknown); Professor R.C. Carpenter, mechanical engineer and patent expert (straw hat); Edward M. Bentley, a mechanical engineer and patent expert (derby hat). Picture was taken in New York City at 56th near Broadway, near Wycoff, Church & Partridge Garage where Selden vehicle was stored during the trial."
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- Selden Motor Vehicle Company
- Photographic prints
- 1 photographic print ; 8 x 9.75 in.
- National Automotive History Collection
- Lazarnick Collection
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