Road Transport A few examples from our collection  

Malden Steam Car

The Malden Steamer was built in very small numbers in Malden, Massachusetts and gives a clear idea of how much the design of early cars owed to the horse carriage. This Malden car is one of the primal and most important parts of our collection, dates from 1898, and was obtained from the Zimmerman Museum in Pennsylvania.

Albion A10 X-Ray Ambulance

Produced by the famous Scottish firm of Albion, this vehicle was used by the British Army during WWI and saw service in the conflict between the Allied Forces and the Ottoman Empire. The vehicle operated in Turkey for some years after the war before going into storage and being restored by this Museum's Workshop in 2001. On loan from the Turkish Red Crescent.     

Magirus Fire Engine

The Magirus name is synonymous with high-quality fire fighting appliances around the world. This imposing example was produced in the Kühler Factory in Germany on September 27th     1922. It saw service in the Municipality of İzmir who kindly donated the engine to the Museum.

Ford Model T

The Museum is fortunate enough to have four examples of this famous car - a 1908 2 - seater Wagon, a 1918 Roadster and a 1918 Tourer and a 1926 TT Bus. The Model T was introduced in 1908, and more than 15 million cars were built up to 1927, using the then new principles of the assembly line.

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1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

Rolls- Royce, founded in 1904 by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, is famous for producing cars     of exceptional quality, with perhaps the most respected brand name in motoring. The imposing Rolls - Royce Silver Cloud III was a refinement of the Cloud II, which was itself a V8 version of
the straight 6 - engined Cloud I. This fine example was the property of the famous record producer and founder of Atlantic records, the late Mr. Ahmet Ertegün. Kindly donated by The American - Turkish Society.

 

   


 

Penny Farthing

Since the pedals of early bicycles were fixed to the front wheel, the only way to increase speed was to enlarge the size of the front wheel. Hence the Ordinary, or Penny Farthing introduced in England by James Starley in the early 1870’s. In 19th Century England, the penny and the farthing were two low-value coins - the farthing being ¼ of a penny, in both value and size. Hence the nickname of these amazing contraptions, with their huge, fixed-gear main wheel.

   

 

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