Spring 1904 - ROBERT BUYS HIS FIRST AUTOMOBILE
During one of his periodic trips to New York from Europe, Robert buys his first of many automobiles, an Orient Buckboard for $425. He immediately sends the car via boat to Wilderstein. Enthused by all forms of motorized travel, Robert buys a Columbia motor bicycle during the same trip. When he returns to Switzerland, he brings the motor bicycle with him.
Pictured, Robert in his Orient Buckboard in front of the neighboring estate, Wildercliff