Thursday, May 17, 2007

This Day in Auto History: 17 MAY

Automobile Quarterly
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This Day in Auto History:

Louis G. Bissell, Chairman of Mack Trucks, Inc., is born in Brooklyn, NY
Clement Smith and Terry Stafford are issued a United State patent for their clutch and planetary transmission design
The Earl of Shrewsbury, the financial backer of Clement-Talbot, Ltd., London manufacturers of the Talbot, dies at age 60
Rocket-powered automobile pioneer Max Valier is killed in Berlin, Germany when an engine explodes during testing
Thomas O. Richards of General Motors dies at age 53

Source: Automobile History Day By Day, by Douglas A. Wick

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