The Dream of the Steam-Powered Auto
The Dumphy brothers were building carriages in Boston powered by steam, the most modern method of propulsion. They intended to start with a modest plant, costing about $15,000, which would produce 25 vehicles per month and employ 30 people. Automobiles produced in the Seattle plant were to be distributed throughout the Western United States west of St. Paul and as far south as the Mexican border.
Nothing ever came of this proposal. The first auto to arrive in Seattle was an electric-powered vehicle.