1910 Baker Model V Electric Queen Victoria Runabout
Photographed in 1929 on Brunswick Street in Stratford Ontario Canada. This little electric Runabout was the pride and joy of its owner Mrs. Dr. Deacon. Used regularly in good climate weather and not sold till her passing this car still exist in the area today. Manufactured between 1895 and 1916 the Baker Electric was built in Cleveland Ohio. This particular model with the optional top cost an amazing amount of just under $2000.00 new. Advertised as the Aristocrats of Motordom one of these was Thomas Edisons first car. His company manufactured the batteries for the Baker Automobiles. My mother was born in Stratford in 1921 and remembered Mrs. Jeanette Deacon driving this car around town. By Mothers time it was a novelty then to see the owner driving this dated contraption.
The vehicle parked behind her Runabout is her Husband, physician George Reginald Deacon's 1929 Studebaker Eight.