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Published by H. Z. Walck in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Duryea, Charles E., 1861-1938 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Duryea, J. Frank 1869-1967 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Duryea, Charles E., 1861-1938.,
  • Duryea, J. Frank 1869-1967.,
  • Duryea automobile -- Juvenile literature.

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Describes the first successful American gasoline-driven automobile and the times it heralded when, in January of 1894, the machine made its first successful trip of six miles at a speed of eight miles an hour.

Edition Notes

Statementby Robert B. Jackson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL140.D8 J3
The Physical Object
Pagination67 p.
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5615600M
LC Control Number68023886

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History. Founded by Charles Duryea and his brother Frank, the company built the Duryea Motor Wagon, a one-cylinder four horsepower car, first demonstrated on Septem , in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Taylor Street in Metro is considered the first successful gas-engine vehicle built in the U.S. Get this from a library! The gasoline buggy of the Duryea brothers,. [Robert B Jackson] -- Describes the first successful American gasoline-driven automobile and the times it heralded when, in January of , the machine made its first successful trip of six miles at a . Gasoline Buggy of the Duryea Brothers by Robert Jackson () Rated stars. No Customer Reviews.   On Septem , the Duryea brothers' first automobile was constructed and successfully tested on the public streets of Springfield, Massachusetts. Charles Duryea founded the Duryea Motor Wagon Company in , the first company to manufacture and sell gasoline-powered vehicles.

In September , little could year-old mechanic J. Frank Duryea dream of the changes that would be brought about by his creation -- a frail gasoline buggy that made its debut on the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts. Charles E. and J. Frank Duryea, two brothers from rural Illinois, were the founders of the American automobile industry. Charles Duryea entered the rapidly growing bicycle business and displayed a marked inventive talent. In at the Ohio state fair, he saw a stationary gasoline engine that seemed to him to be sufficiently compact to power a carriage or a wagon. By he had completed a design, and, with his brother Frank, he then constructed a car and engine in a rented loft in Springfield, . Articles and images about the Duryea automobile. History of the Duryea Brothers In , Illinois natives Charles Duryea and Frank Duryea came to the Springfield area. Charles became interested in developing a horseless buggy, and invited his brother, Frank, a toolmaker at Chicopee's Ames Manufacturing Company, to join the project in James Frank Duryea was also a very talented mechanic, so naturally the brothers worked very well together. In , at an Ohio state fair, Charles came across a gasoline engine. Being the inventor he was, Charles immediately got the idea to use that engine to .

  The brothers spent $70 of their hard-earned dollars for the recycled horse drawn buggy that was the car’s platform. The Duryea “Motor Wagon” utilized a one cylinder, four-horsepower engine. Their vehicle featured a low tension electrical ignition and a primitive spray-type carburetor. The powertrain consisted of a friction transmission. Charles Duryea is granted a patent on J , for "Improvements in Road-Vehicles," the first gasoline-powered car in the U.S., which he and his younger brother Frank developed. found: LCCN Jackson, R.B. The gasoline buggy of the Duryea brothers, (hdg.: Duryea, Charles E., ).   The second car went on to compete in the Times-Herald race in Chicago in November , a couple of months after the brothers formed the Duryea Motor Wagon Co., which built 13 cars before going belly-up in The brothers' major patents for gasoline-powered automobiles (, , and ) were all issued during this period.