A photo taken at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum shows a 1913 Baker WB - electric automobile. Behind it stands a poster with the following:
" 1913 Baker WB
...kewood, Ohio, inventor Walter Baker
...unded the Baker Motor Vehichle Company
along with Fred and Rollin White in 1899.
powered by nickel-iron batteries, the Baker
Electric offered two key advantages over a
gasoline powered car: lack of exhaust fumes
and ease of starting, both of which appealed
to women of the time. Early Bakers had
a decidedly feminine design, using costly
fabrics and furnishings to create a luxurious
interior. The technological advancement
in electric motors and batteries was rapid,
and by 1909 a Baker traveled 160 miles on a
single charge. This .. ... the range of the
the areas with ... were blocked by the car in front of the poster.
Fun Fact - Thomas Edison bought a Baker as his first car. Edison also designed the nickel-iron batteries used in some Baker Electrics.