Carlos C

Monday 19th November 1928

Carlos C. Booth (66), M.D., a surgeon who in 1895 designed the first car in Ohio (US), died. Booth claimed his automobile would climb a grade of up to 17º under its own power, and reach a top speed of 20 mph on good roads. The doctor used his creation for two years becoming the first doctor to drive a horseless carriage on house calls. He retired his vehicle because of the commotion it created being a disruption to horses. In 1906, the New York Times reported that this car was on display in the showroom of Covell & Crosby Motors at 1621 Broadway.

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