John L Sardy’s vehicular circumnavigation of the the globe (twice) including Hong Kong, 1894
James Chan: John L Sardy was connected to the Motor Car Works, 8 Saracen’s Chambers, Snow Hill, London which sold the products of the Steam Vehicle Company of America, Pennsylvania, USA, for which Sardy was the General Agent.
In 1894 John’s life was about to dramatically change!
“John L Sardy was engaged by the R.E. Dietz Company to circumnavigate the globe in [a Steam Vehicle Company of America’s Saracen Steamer?] 1894 to increase the export part of the business. Some of the places he visited include: Honolulu, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin in New Zealand, Tasmania, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Batavia, Java, Singapore, Madras, Calcutta, Bombay, Chain, Japan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama, Vancouver, Montreal.
This article was first posted on 20th July 2017.
- Grace’s Guides – John L Sardy with this specific extract credited to http://www.lanternnet.com/history.htm – R E Dietz History
- Steam Car Makers – wikipedia
- The Virtual Steam Car Museum – Steam