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

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786426751
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/10/2006
  • Pages: 237
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction 1
1 America's First Practical Automobile 5
2 The Haynes-Apperson Company 14
3 The Apperson Brothers Automobile Company 39
4 The Haynes Automobile Company 79
5 Aftershocks 131
6 Honoring Haynes and Apperson 140
7 Elwood Haynes 152
8 Elmer Apperson 172
9 Edgar Apperson 175
App. I Haynes-Apperson Models 185
App. II Apperson Models 186
App. III Haynes Models 193
App. IV Roster of Employees 196
App. V Biographical Sketches 201
App. VI Haynes-Apperson Specifications 203
App. VII Apperson Specifications 207
App. VIII Haynes Specifications 211
Bibliography 221
Index 223
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