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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
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
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
An History Of The Motor Car By Charlie Walker
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Join the author as he takes you on another journey back into time, with a comprehensive look at the history, and the birth and development of the automobile, through the ages, and into the late 20th... More > century Although it is generally accepted that it was Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler, who were the founding fathers of the motor car. It was in fact a United Nations effort. No one man can say 'alone I did it': It was invented by the Germans, made practical by the French and first produced on a massive scale by the Americans. The English lagged behind in the early days but, caught up later, to contribute some honoured names.< Less
An History Of The Motor Car By Charlie Walker
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Join the author as he takes you on another journey back into time, with a comprehensive look at the history, and the birth and development of the automobile, through the ages, and into the late 20th... More > century Although it is generally accepted that it was Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler, who were the founding fathers of the motor car. It was in fact a United Nations effort. No one man can say 'alone I did it': It was invented by the Germans, made practical by the French and first produced on a massive scale by the Americans. The English lagged behind in the early days but, caught up later, to contribute some honoured names.< Less
Seasons of Change: a history of Bermuda from 1939 to 1959 By Jonathan Land Evans
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Continuing the author's series on Bermuda's modern history, this volume examines the busy and notably change-filled period 1939-1959, including the Second World War, new US naval and air bases, the... More > Imperial Censorship station, the island's role in the Battle of the Atlantic and in economic and intelligence warfare against Nazi Germany, the history of local military forces, the proliferation of automobiles, the cedar tree blight, the post-war rebuilding of tourism, the Cold War, the flourishing of offshore business, and moves towards racial desegregation. The political scene, the advent of unions, improvements to the education system, changes in the retailing of food, activity in the arts, and many other subjects are also discussed. A more detailed history of Bermuda's role in the war is available separately (2013's 'A Colony at War').< Less