June 06, 2018


Baldwin Automobile Manufacturing Co. (1899-1901)

Connellsville, Pennsylvania

This is a Baldwin maker's nameplate (c1900)     mjs
Size: 86mm wide 35mm high

The Baldwin was built by the Slaymaker-Barry Company in Connellsville, Pennsylvania for the Baldwin Automobile Manufacturing Company. The first Baldwin steam car was on the road in 1899 and had a two-cylinder double-acting vertical engine and a simple body design with room for two passengers.

Financial problems limited production which occurred in fits and starts as finance became available with a total production of only 12 cars.


The Baldwin steam car did not carry an emblem but did have a maker's nameplate with the serial number of the unit, see example above. This nameplate is ultra rare.

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