How To Prevent That Anxiety You Always Experience When Backing Your Car Out

This advertisement for a Pitless Auto Turntable appeared in a 1913 newspaper:

With the Pitless, you could simply turn your car in a full circle without even starting it. Other ads claimed that it was so simple to operate, a child could do it. It is hilarious that the main selling point of the Pitless was that putting your automobile in reverse is anxiety-inducing and, of course, an especially risky business for women:

Speaking of 1913, this amazing Model T housed at the Republican County Historical Museum in Belleville, Kansas, originated that same year. Note the carbide generator for powering the headlamps mounted on the running board and all the brass details: