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Early American Automobiles 1902 Models
1902 Lane Runabout Steam Car - Lane Motor Vehicle Co. made cars in Poughkeepsie, New York from 1899-1910. Brothers, William, George & John Lane felt they could build a steam car superior to the Stanley Steamer. Their vehicles featured 2 cyl. engines that recycled steam back to the boiler (rather than into the air) which allowed the cars to travel further w/ more responsive acceleration. They could not keep up w/ sales of Stanley or White steamers however and were out of business in 1910.