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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Transportation ➔ Steamer Tiller

Identifier:
130407
Description:
This tiller is from the donor's first steamer and was used as a steering mechanism prior to the introduction of the steering wheel on automobiles in 1894. Packard introduced steering wheels on the second car they manufactured in 1899 and from there, they began to replace tiller controls. 
Date:
1898
Current Location Status:
Deaccessioned
Source:
Gift Of George W. Bettes;Greta D. Bettes
Rights:

Makers/Donors
George W. Bettes

Greta D. Bettes
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