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The pilot station is on the right, as were many early automobiles in this era. Other than the steering wheel, the controls are completely incomprehensible to the modern driver. On top of the steering wheel are the throttle and spark advance levers. The lever under the steering wheel is the two-speed shift lever, the back position being low and forward high. The big lever in the foreground is an engine starting handle. If you yank hard enough on that, it will start the engine, from the driver’s seat no less! The outermost of the three pedals is the brake. One of the two inner ones is the reverse pedal, which applies a band to make the planetaries go in reverse. The other is the clutch. A secondary engine hand crank protrudes from under the seat but its low position makes it a knuckle-buster.