Sad that we can’t even come close today with modern Combustion engines.
A Test of Progress
November 14, 2011 by aandh
Almost every day as I wander around this place in images of times gone by, I find signs of who we once were. Perhaps these signs also point to what we may hope to become.
July 13th, 1913. The automobile is a Franklin. That’s Jimmy Feeney at the wheel – service manager for Franklin. City Sealer John Stephenson is about to pour a measured gallon into a glass container. Officials look on – after all, it’s a National Efficiency Demonstration.
And the answer: 57.2 miles on one gallon of gasoline.
Franklin Automobiles went out of business in 1934.