The Reeves Model 40 shown was made in 1913. Note the size of the rear wheels compared to the man, as well as how this is obviously not a farmer shot, but rather one taken at the factory, as the men are wearing suits.
This 12 HP Reeves gas engine is serial no. 4229, and is probably a 1912 model.
The Reeves portable engine could be purchased as either hand or horse portable.
The claim was that this eight-wheeled Octoauto was “The easiest riding car in the world,” although it was not easy on the pocketbook, priced at $3,200 in 1911.
This catalog illustration shows the magneto side of the Reeves gas engine.
This 1898 Motocycle was one of Milton Reeves’ earliest automobile inventions. Bottom left: Milton Reeves built this Sextoauto in 1912 as a six-wheeled “sister” to his earlier eight-wheeled Octoauto. He figured the more tires on the groun
The valve end of a Reeves gas engine.
A Reeves steam traction engine at work during harvest.
This 1913 ad for Reeves & Co. advertised the Reeves 40 steam traction engine. Note that Oklahoma City is listed not in Oklahoma, but “O.T.,” or Oklahoma Territory, as Oklahoma was not yet a state.
The entire family appeared to have come out to celebrate a photo of their 1914 Reeves tractor in this photo taken in a North Dakota field. Note the little girl standing on the hood behind the wheel.