Friday, April 3, 2009

Fashionable History: The Baker Electric

Jay Lenos Baker Electric Electric cars are slowly starting to become more popular today but surprisingly in the early 1900's electric cars made up 38% of the nation's car market. The Baker Electric (pictured here from Jay Leno's collection) was a virtually maintenance-free and quiet car that became immediately popular among women. Baker Electric AdEventually they were marketed exclusively for women. Designed with parlour-like features inside including a make-up compact with a mirror and a vase for flowers. They became the essential "shopping" car for socialites and very fashionable.

Baker Electric Interior

To see the Baker Electric in action go to Jay Leno's Garage.

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