Early Oldsmobile logo. Olds began using the Rocket logo about 1949, when the over-head valve V-8 was introduced.
'Curved dash' Olds of 1902-1905 cost $650. F.O.B. the factory. 1901 model had wire wheels. Acetylene lights and bulb horn were options at extra cost. Note starting crank where it could be reached from right-hand seat. Engine flywheel and the dri
1905 Olds engine showing cam lobes on end of sideshaft, and vavle rocker arm assembly, Carburetor is and early Holley originally used on a Model T Ford.
Engine manufacturing and assembly line at the Olds factory-about 1901. Note the overhead line shaft. Engine components were fitted and assembled by a journeyman (wearing apron) and a helper at each position. Each team fitted and assembled a complete engin
The 1905 Olds mounted on replica of factor assembly stand. Planetay transmission was mounted on main shaft between flywheel and outboard main bearin.
1905 Olds engine showing sideshaft assembly. Ignition contact points are at left end of shaft. Engine is mounted on replica of factory assembly stand. Con-rod bearing can be serviced after removing inspection plate on top of crankcase.