I just finished this story of reconditioning a 1917 Stanley Steamer in the 1940s. It's an enjoyable and quick read, although possibly the last chapter about the author's thoughts on the auto industry could be skipped. It has some interesting photographs and includes a reprint of parts of a 1916 Stanley catalog. It appears to be out of print, but may be available at libraries and is also floating around used.
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