Tales of a Novice Steam Car Owner
By Thomas W. Dawson
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Page Count: 128
Format: Hardcover with Jacket
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Publication Date: January 2006
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48 Holman Street
Laconia, NH 03246-3016
Thomas W. Dawson is a retired College Professor of Fire Science
from New Hampshire Community Technical College in Laconia and a
retired Fire Protection Consultant. He is a former State Fire
Marshal of New Hampshire and Assistant to the Fire Chief in
Houston, Texas. He and his wife, Cathy, live in Laconia, New
Hampshire. Tom is a member of the Steam Automobile Club of
America (SACA), and an active member in its Northeast Chapter.
He is a supporting member of the Stanley Museum.
Other antique auto memberships include:
The Steam Car Club of Great Britain
The Profile Automobile League
The International Cadillac LaSalle Club and its
New England Region Chapter
Thomas W. Dawson has been an active antique automobile enthusiast since
the age of 14. This book features some of the highlights of that hobby,
with an emphasis on the most challenging of all the cars he has
owned—the Stanley Steamer.
Years were spent learning how to operate and maintain the unique
workings of this steam car. During that process, many interesting
experiences were encountered and recorded by the author. Steam car
owners and enthusiasts will find detailed information they can draw on
in repairing and maintaining their own vehicles.
Over 100 color photos of antique autos, auto tours, illustrations,
vintage advertisements, and technical illustrations will delight the
automobile history buff as well as the mechanically minded.