By 1905, a "long distance" finger hole had been added. Strowger patents presumably expired in 1914, and he or his company is never heard from again. The first US gasoline-powered auto to be produced in quantity, the 425 Runabout, was introduced by Olds Motor Works, founded in 1897 by Ransom E. Features included the first "speed meter," invented last year by a Mr. It was produced until 1907, and some were used by the US Postal Service as the first mail trucks. Chapin drove one from Detroit to New York, although there were only 200 miles of hard-surfaced roads in the US. In 1910, Durant left active management of General Motors, and founded Chevrolet.
Johnson who improved the disc quality of what was now called a phonograph "record" system.
Berliner's system was hand-cranked and lacked a constant pitch, sounding (to Johnson) like a "partly-educated parrot with a sore throat and a cold." Johnson added a spring-driven motor.
The company was purchased by RCA in 1929, and they acquired rights to the trademark which was used extensively until 1968.
But because of its popular appeal, RCA, now Thomson Electronics, re-introduced it in 1990, adding a smaller canine companion, "Chipper", representing the company's semiconductor-based future in electronics.
The first Harley-Davidson motorcycle was produced in Milwaukee in 1902 and launched in 1903 by William Harley and the Davidson brothers, William, Walter, and Arthur.
The Werner Brothers in France had been manufacturing bicycles with attached engines since 1897, but Harley integrated the engine into the frame.
Indian, the other, produced its last cycle in 1953.
Some of the post-war H-D designs were worked on by Brooks Stevens (1911-1995).
Richardson reasoned that sales of electric appliances could only succeed with the cooperation of power companies, so he convinced his employer to generate electricity all day on Tuesdays, so his irons could be used.
The 1905 iron with the "hot point" became the first commercially successful electric laundry iron, and was formally named the Hotpoint iron in 1907.
They had brought successful infringement suits against at least 600 would-be competitors.