Henry Seth Taylor Steam Buggy, 1867

Henry Seth Taylor Steam Buggy, 1867

Henry Seth Taylor designed and built his Steam Buggy in Stanstead, Quebec. It was the very first car to be designed and constructed in Canada. Henry Seth Taylor, a jeweller and clockmaker, designed the whole machine—steam engine, working parts, frame and body. He created many of the working parts himself. Construction of the Steam Buggy is believed to have started in 1865, and it was unveiled at the Stanstead Fall Fair in 1867.

Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867
Stanstead, Quebec, CANADA
CSTM 1983.0423
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