Haynes-Apperson and America's First Practical Automobile

Haynes-Apperson and America's First Practical Automobile

A History

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Together and separately, Elwood Haynes and the Apperson brothers operated three early automobile manufacturing companies that lasted from the early days of the automobile to the 1920s. This heavily illustrated text tells the story of the construction of the earliest of their automobiles (termed the "first practical automobile") and the three companies they ran. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

McFarland Publishing
While Elwood Haynes and the Apperson brothers are not as well known as Henry Ford, Ransom Olds and other famous automobile manufacturers, their contributions to the automotive industry are just as significant. They were responsible for one of the first functioning automobiles, if not the first, in the United States. After building their automobile in 1894, the three men formed the Haynes-Apperson Automobile Company in Kokomo, Indiana, one of the first car manufacturing companies in the country. Three years after incorporation, a dispute over money caused the partnership to split up and Edgar and Elmer Apperson formed their own company. Both companies lasted until the mid–1920s. This book is a history of these automotive pioneers and their companies: the Haynes-Apperson Automobile Company, the Haynes Automobile Company, and the Apperson Brothers Automobile Company. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the factories, automobiles, personalities and advertisements.

Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, 2003
ISBN: 9780786413973
Branch Call Number: 629.2222 Madden 2003
Characteristics: ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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