Thursday, January 21, 2010

Car reviews: 1835



They performed a road test:
I find on this hard road the wheels are severely tried; but this road, hard as it is, has been of inestimable value to me in regard to experience, pointing out, with unerring certainty, where more strength is wanting.
Reported on reliability:
The crank shaft severed at a bad part of the bad pavement in Finsbury-square a day or two after she commenced running; but this was replaced, and the carriage started the next morning at the usual hour, and has ever since continued at work, with the omission of only one journey...
On mileage:
The consumption of coke has hitherto been from 8 to 12 lbs. a mile, and about 100 lbs. of water for the same distance.
And safety:
We have, up to this time, carried nearly 4,000 passengers in perfect safety.
--From Arcana of science and art--

2 comments:

Lem said...

Nice blog Jason.. I had no idea.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Thanks Lem. I started this back when Darcysport and chickenlittle started theirs; it's been fun.