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Start a 1912 Cadillac

How To Start a 1912 Cadillac

Cadillac was the first car to have an electric starter motor, this video takes you through the pre start proceedure  and then see it drive a short distance.
Note how the starter motor is engaged by a lever,  and the twin spark plugs.

About this time motor car technology was starting to quickly move ahead, but it wasnt until after WW1 finished in1918 that progress really got into gear and huge progress was made in all aspects of vehicle design and manufacture.

Not having to hand crank a car in 1900’s would be a major selling point