Friday, June 15, 2012

that cool old vehicle in the 2nd Sherlock Holmes movie, Game of Shadows... is an 1893 Duryea

This frail gasoline-engined buggy started it all when it was driven on the streets of Springfield, Mass., on September 21, 1893. The second Duryea built won the Chicago Times-Herald Motocycle Race, Nov. 28, 1895.

 The Duryea Motor Wagon Company constructed 13 identical automobiles in 1896, making them the first American company that moved from making one car to making multiple copies for sale. Although they did not build the first American automobile, the Duryeas—like a number of other early automobile pioneers—claimed they built the first American car.


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