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Still Motor Co. Ltd., 1899, Electric Van

Historic Land Vehicles, Industrial and Commercial Vehicles

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 8, 1996
Year 1996
Quantity 800,000
Denomination
45¢
Perforation or Dimension 12.5 x 13
Series Historic Land Vehicles, Industrial and Commercial Vehicles
Series Time Span 1996
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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M-NH-VF
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About Stamp

Looking at the results, we'd have to say that the designers of our fourth set of Historic Land Vehicles stamps have taken as much care with their designs as the inventors of the vehicles did with theirs! Tiit Telmet, Cameron Wykes and Joseph Gault have rendered accurate and detailed stamps depicting an early electric carriage to a modern logging truck. The stamps reveals the styling and performance features that won the respect and loyalty of commercial custumers across the country. Contrary to his name, William J. Still obviously believed in motion. In 1893, realizing that the ideal commercial vehicle should be easy for any driver to handle and repair, he patented a lightweight battery for self-propelled vehicles, then went on to build Canada's first electric car. In 1899, Parker's Dye Works in Toronto purchased a single vehicle powered by a Still motor and battery, and a new age began. The Electric Delivery Van had a standard carriage body fitted with an eight horsepower motor and a battery of 36 cells, carrying a total weight of 209 kilograms. It had a range of 30 miles and a speed of three to 14 miles per hour - incredible for its time.

Creators

Designed by Joseph Gault. Designed by Tiit Telmet.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1996, p. 5-6.

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