1893 - Olds ships his four wheeled flash-boiler based vehicle to Bombay, India. Marking the first sale of a Michigan-made vehicle and likely the first U.S. export of a vehicle.
1895 - R.E.Olds applies for (in 1895) and receives (in 1896) a patent for a "Gas or Vapor Engine".
See also - Patent for "Combined Gas and Steam Engine".
1897 - Olds publicly offers for sale his first gas powered vehicle. Olds Motor Vehicle Company is formed August 21, 1897 (sold this company in 1899, and renamed Olds Motor Works).
|4 Passenger Trap (Front)
4 Passenger Trap (Rear)
|Curved Dash Prototype
(difficult to find photos as
only 5-6 were produced)
|Curved Dash Prototype|