1902 - 1924

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The Stanley Motor Carriage Company, founded by twins Francis E. and Freelan O. Stanley in 1902, carved its unique niche in automotive history with the development of steam-powered vehicles. The brand’s maiden journey began with the iconic Stanley Steamer, a vehicle that not only epitomized innovation but also set a world speed record of 127 mph in 1906. This early success underscored the Stanley’s revolutionary engineering and their defiance of conventional internal combustion engines.

However, the Stanley narrative is not solely one of past glories. Despite their early 20th-century acclaim, the transition into modern times has presented significant challenges. The rise of gasoline-powered automobiles eventually overshadowed the steam technology that once propelled Stanley to the forefront of the automotive scene. Today, the Stanley brand is primarily celebrated in vintage car circles and museums, serving as a poignant reminder of a bygone era where steam was king and innovation knew no bounds. While the company ceased operations in 1924, its legacy continues to steam ahead, capturing the imagination of automotive enthusiasts around the globe.

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