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History of the American Automobile Industry By David Beecroft
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David Beecroft was editor of the magazine The Automobile in the years before World War I and was later president of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Between October 1915 and August 1916 he wrote... More > a history of the automobile industry and published it in his magazine in serial form. The result is a fascinating and authoritative essay that validates stories we have heard from other sources and brings out others that are now little known, especially in the areas of the development of the gasoline engine and the pneumatic tire. Beecroft’s work is now fragmented across more than forty issues of a hard-to-find publication so it is infrequently seen and little used. We, however, were able to gain access to the entire series and are pleased to reprint it, making it easily available to the automotive community. A few typos in the original have been corrected, but the work otherwise remains exactly as Beecroft published it including his numerous original illustrations.< Less
History of the American Automobile Industry By David Beecroft
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David Beecroft was editor of the magazine The Automobile in the years before World War I and was later president of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Between October 1915 and August 1916 he wrote... More > a history of the automobile industry and published it in his magazine in serial form. The result is a fascinating and authoritative essay that validates stories we have heard from other sources and brings out others that are now little known, especially in the areas of the development of the gasoline engine and the pneumatic tire. Beecroft’s work is now fragmented across more than forty issues of a hard-to-find publication so it is infrequently seen and little used. We, however, were able to gain access to the entire series and are pleased to reprint it, making it easily available to the automotive community. A few typos in the original have been corrected, but the work otherwise remains exactly as Beecroft published it including his numerous original illustrations.< Less
Automobiles were made by...? By nico van dijk
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Overview of more than 200 men, involved and engaged in the development of the automobile over the past 150 years.
The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology By Donald H. Berkebile
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The Gasoline Automobile: The Classic 1915 Car Engineering Book By George W. Hobbs, Ben G. Elliot
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Henry Ford introduced his Model T in 1908, and changed the face of America. The arrival of the “Tin Lizzie” on city streets also signaled the beginning of the end for a debate that had... More > raged since the beginning of the motor car era. Namely, “What is the best propulsion system for autos: steam, electric, or gasoline?” Originally published in 1915 as an engineering text, The Gasoline Automobile is a classic book that provides rare insights into the early days of the automobile revolution. Within its pages you will find descriptive text supported by numerous rare photos and illustrations. Chapters include: general construction, engines, power plant groups and transmission systems, fuels and carburetting systems, lubrication and cooling, batteries and ignition, magnetos, starting and lighting systems, troubles and remedies, and operation and care. This softcover reprint of the first edition has been slightly reformatted for readability, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
John Wesley Carhart: Preacher, Author, Inventor, Physician and Father of the Automobile By George D. Fennell
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The first automobile in the history of the United States appeared on Racine, WI, streets back in 1873. It was a steam propelled horseless carriage conceived, designed and built by Rev. John Wesley... More > Carhart, pastor of the Methodist-Episcopal Church there. A few years later, while serving as Presiding Elder of the Appleton, WI, District of the Methodist Church, an "Open Letter" written by fellow Methodist Minister George C. Haddock, and published in the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, would change the course of John Wesley Carhart's life forever. John Wesley Carhart also was a prolific writer. One of his books, "Norma Trist," was one of the first novels to deal with homosexuality. He self-published the book and was arrested for sending pornography through the mail when he began filling mail orders for the book. Another of his books, "Under Palmetto and Pine," was a sensitive treatment of the problems facing African Americans living in the South, especially in Texas, during the late 1880's.< Less
The Studebaker History Corner By Jan Young
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The Studebaker History Corner is a collection of anecdotes and short stories covering the entire span of Studebaker’s history from 1852 through 1966. Including both the famous and the obscure,... More > it provides perspective, adds detail to existing histories, and entertains with facts you haven’t heard before, accompanied by authenticated and corrected versions of some of the stories you most likely have heard. For instance, the Studebaker History Corner includes an article on the Studebaker Electrics, setting them in the context of the rest of the electric auto industry. Studebaker, we learn, was an important manufacturer, but neither the largest nor the longest-lived. The book also includes the story of the Selden patent and Studebaker’s place in it, the fascinating story of a theft from the Studebaker administration building, the history of Studebaker’s unionization, an account of the relationship between Studebaker and Trans International Airlines and much more.< Less
The Studebaker History Corner By Jan Young
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The Studebaker History Corner is a collection of anecdotes and short stories covering the entire span of Studebaker’s history from 1852 through 1966. Including both the famous and the obscure,... More > it provides perspective, adds detail to existing histories, and entertains with facts you haven’t heard before, accompanied by authenticated and corrected versions of some of the stories you most likely have heard. For instance, the Studebaker History Corner includes an article on the Studebaker Electrics, setting them in the context of the rest of the electric auto industry. Studebaker, we learn, was an important manufacturer, but neither the largest nor the longest-lived. The book also includes the story of the Selden patent and Studebaker’s place in it, the fascinating story of a theft from the Studebaker administration building, the history of Studebaker’s unionization, an account of the relationship between Studebaker and Trans International Airlines and much more.< Less
History Of The Studebaker Corporation By Albert Russel Erskine
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Albert Erskine came to the Studebaker Corporation from Underwood Typewriter in 1911. In 1915 he was named President and, in 1918, following the death of the last of the founders, John Mohler... More > Studebaker, he wrote and published this book. Studebaker boomed under Erskine. Sales in 1918 amounted to $52 million and by 1923 had more than tripled. In 1924 he undertook a revision of his history. The revised version was printed in much larger quantities than the earlier one, so it is relatively easy to find today. The 1918 version, reprinted here, is much harder to find and can be much more expensive when it does turn up. Because of its early publication date, most historians view this book as authoritative. In it, you will find a history of the early years, the wagon and carriage businesses, the transition to the automotive business, and selected corporate financial information. In addition, there are forty illustrations of vehicles, plants, and the most important personalities.< Less
History Of The Studebaker Corporation By Albert Russel Erskine
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Albert Erskine came to the Studebaker Corporation from Underwood Typewriter in 1911. In 1915 he was named President and, in 1918, following the death of the last of the founders, John Mohler... More > Studebaker, he wrote and published this book. Studebaker boomed under Erskine. Sales in 1918 amounted to $52 million and by 1923 had more than tripled. In 1924 he undertook a revision of his history. The revised version was printed in much larger quantities than the earlier one, so it is relatively easy to find today. The 1918 version, reprinted here, is much harder to find and can be much more expensive when it does turn up. Because of its early publication date, most historians view this book as authoritative. In it, you will find a history of the early years, the wagon and carriage businesses, the transition to the automotive business, and selected corporate financial information. In addition, there are forty illustrations of vehicles, plants, and the most important personalities.< Less