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Fawcett-Fowler

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1097 - 1909

The Fawcett-Fowler was one of several steam cars which suddenly appeared in England around 1907.  It had a 20/25hp 4-cylinder opposed engine under the bonnet and a flash boiler over the rear axle, a reversal of the usual layoutm which kept the engine close to the axle to avoid the need for a long propeller shaft.  The designer was said to have followed as closely as possible to petrol practice, but in doing so lost the advantage of compactnessavailableto the steam car.  The body was a 5-seater tourer and the round condenser at the front gave the car the appearance of a Delaunay-Belleville.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile

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