The first image on this page
is from the 1901 Hartford City Directory.
Then, an article from 1899,
followed by an image from the 1900
and three sets of
illustrations and texts
from the 1903
booklet seen on the previous pages.
The "Introductory," the
"Testimonials," and the rest of the
(except for the ads and items
from newspapers and magazines)
are from a booklet published
in late 1904 or early 1905.
Finally, at the bottom of
this page are examples of
Columbia cars used by the US Post Office.
To see the
illustrated catalogues from 1900 of Columbia Electric Vehicles
which were licensed as
taxicabs and cars-for-hire in New York City,
Boston, MA, and elsewhere,
Note: The next
dated 1905-09, and have been
placed here to keep all of the police items together.
To read a
comprehensive two-part article about the
A.C.A. Commercial Vehicle Test
of April, 1904,
which includes photos and results of the two
Columbia trucks entered, click HERE.
Early in 1907, a 40-45 hp.
Gasoline Touring Car was re-fitted as a hotel bus.
More about that vehicle (including a photo) is on an upcoming webpage,
along with the 1906 Herald of
To see more photos of Columbia
from the 1906 catalogue, click
illustrations of Columbia vehicles used by the US Postal Service.
The ones from 1906 are the only examples I have found
(so far) of gasoline
models in commercial use.
To read more about
Postmaster Frank Hitchcock, click here.
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Next, a bit of perspective from 1913 and 1914
To continue with the 1904
catalogue, and then
pages from the following years of the
Electric Vehicle Company,