Dating victrola records

The new president of General Motors in 1910 became Charles W. He retired in 1916, and purchased the Jeffery Motor Company from Thomas B. Du Pont de Nemours Company, which sent Pierre Du Pont to manage GM.

Jeffery, who had founded the company in 1879 to make Rambler bicycles, and had introduced the first Rambler car in 1902. After the War in 1918, General Motors suffered a severe financial decline. He bought Chevrolet Motor Co., whose major investor, William C.

The new system revolutionized the phonograph industry, because the "records" were compact for storage and durable enough to avoid normal damage during usage, and the sound quality was much improved. Edison (1847-1931), of course, had invented the original phonograph in 1877, using a wax cylinder on his first model M of 1888.

His Model A of 1898 still used a steel cylinder covered with tinfoil, and by the Model F of 1911, his was the last company still using the now-outdated cylinder system.

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.

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