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Connecticut officials will receive the State Tartan Stone at the Connecticut State Library on July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016, 11:00pm

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More fascinating Connecticut history from our friends at the Museum of Connecticut History. ... See MoreSee Less

During my recent research on Connecticut made automobiles I've come across some unique vehicles. The Kelsey Motorette is near the top of the list. These were made in Hartford by the C.W.Kelsey Manufacturing Company between 1910-1912. (C.W. stands for Cadwallader Washburn) These 2 cylinder/10 horsepower three wheelers were advertised as "The Highest Development of the Motorcycle". With a top speed of about 25 MPH, tiller steering and rear wheel chain drive these must have been a hoot to drive. Only about 200 were made so survivors are rare. The color picture is from a 2015 Sotheby's auction where a restored 1911 model was for sale. Auction estimate was $50,000-$65,000 and at that time it went unsold. The original price for the car? $385.00....

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Tartan display in the Law Library ... See MoreSee Less

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