Haynes-Apperson and America's First Practical Automobile: A History

Haynes-Apperson and America's First Practical Automobile: A History

by W. C. Madden
     
 

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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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

SAH Journal
the book has further charms, most especially in the photographs...wonderful surprise...this is a complete package-and is recommended
Antique Automobile
well-written...definitely recommended reading
The Flying Lady
rewarding...wealth of period photos and ads

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786426751
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/10/2006
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

W.C. Madden is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the author of 23 books. A former editor and journalism instructor, he lives in Monticello, Indiana.

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