Edison and the Bailey Electric

Thomas Edison (left) is pictured here with Mr. Bailey (right) in a Bailey Electric Car equipped with an Edison battery about 1912. While Edison made great strides in his effort to produce a battery for electric vehicles, he did not succeed at developing a battery that supplied sufficient power and range to enable electric cars to out-compete gasoline-powered ones.


Images from the Collections of The Henry Ford. 1) P.188.2398.

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