1916 Owen Magnetic

Gasoline-Electric Hybrid

Production Years: 1915-1922
Country: United States
Number Produced: 974

 Owen Magnetic automobiles were manufactured between 1915 and 1922. The R.M. Owen & Company of New York, New York initially manufactured in New York City in 1915, in Cleveland, Ohio, between 1916 and 1919 and finally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1920 and 1921.

  These vehicles were notable for their use of an electromagnetic transmission and were early examples of an electric hybrid drivetrain. Powered by a six-cylinder engine, power for the wheels used a similar electromagnetic principle that propelled the Battleship U.S.S. New Mexico. There is no direct mechanical connection between the gas motor and drive shaft.

Find more information at; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Magnetic

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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782 USA

Museum Hours:

Closed Memorial Day May 30                                                Monday:       10am - 4:30 pm                                                            Tuesday:       Closed                                                                  Wednesday: 10am - 4:30 pm                                                  Thursday:     10am - 4:30 pm                                                          Friday:           10am - 4:30 pm                                                          Saturday:      10am - 4:30 pm                                                        Sunday:         Noon - 4:30 pm


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