The Reading was a typical light steam carriage, although 4-cylinder engines were available as well as the more usual twins. The company was absorbed by the Meteor Engineering Co. in 1902, who introduced a larger car under their [sic] own name, although the light Reading design was continued to the end of 1903.
The Meteor company was the successor to the Steam Vehicle Company of America, maker of the Reading steamer, and Meteor continued the design for one year. The Meteor car itself was larger than the Reading, being a four-passenger tonneau powered by a 4-cylinder horizontal engine of 10 hp. It had wheel steering, a De Dion-type hood, and the appearance of a gasoline-engined car. The price was $2,000 compared with the $800 for the smaller Reading.