When it inspires a song, you know it's popular. This Olds was the bestselling car in America from 1902 to 1905. Automobiles had an emotional appeal. A driver in 1901 said that controlling a car satisfied "an almost universal sense, the love of power." Despite the attraction, cars were not a significant player in the transportation world. In 1903, 4000 people bought Oldsmobiles, but more than 900,000 bought buggies and carriages.

When it inspires a song, you know it's popular. This Olds was the bestselling car in America from 1902 to 1905. Automobiles had an emotional appeal. A driver in 1901 said that controlling a car satisfied "an almost universal sense, the love of power." Despite the attraction, cars were not a significant player in the transportation world. In 1903, 4000 people bought Oldsmobiles, but more than 900,000 bought buggies and carriages.

It's a safe bet that the first toy automobile appeared not long after the first real one. The Curved Dash Oldsmobile, arguably the world's first mass produced car, made for a particularly appealing toy. Oldsmobile built more than 19,000 Curved Dash models between 1901 and 1907. Toymakers made sure that children could have their own merry Oldsmobiles, too.

It's a safe bet that the first toy automobile appeared not long after the first real one. The Curved Dash Oldsmobile, arguably the world's first mass produced car, made for a particularly appealing toy. Oldsmobile built more than 19,000 Curved Dash models between 1901 and 1907. Toymakers made sure that children could have their own merry Oldsmobiles, too.

1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash  # 20688

1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash # 20688

This Car Matters - John Garnett 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile

This Car Matters - John Garnett 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile

1905 Oldsmobile Model B 'Curved-Dash' Runabout | Hershey 2013 | RM AUCTIONS

1905 Oldsmobile Model B 'Curved-Dash' Runabout | Hershey 2013 | RM AUCTIONS

1901 oldsmobile model r curved dash runabout news pictures ...

1901 oldsmobile model r curved dash runabout news pictures ...

1905 Oldsmobile Model B 'Curved-Dash' Runabout # 50620

1905 Oldsmobile Model B 'Curved-Dash' Runabout # 50620

1907 Economy Runabout. Economy Motor Buggy Co. Fort Wayne. 1907-1911

1907 Economy Runabout. Economy Motor Buggy Co. Fort Wayne. 1907-1911

1905 Apperson Side Entrance Tonneau. Apperson Bros Automobile Co. Kokomo. 1902/1924

1905 Apperson Side Entrance Tonneau. Apperson Bros Automobile Co. Kokomo. 1902/1924

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