Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly
This Day in Auto History:

Gustave Baumann, an artist affiliated with Packard 1914-1920, is born in Magdeburg, Germany
Howard C. Marmon is issued a United State patent for his friction braking system with internal brake shoes
A statue of F. H. Royce sculpted by F. Derwent Wood is unveiled in Derby, England, partly to honor the man and partly to bring publicity and potential sales to Rolls-Royce Ltd.
Benjamin Briscoe dies in Dunnellon, FL at age 78
Holden W. Rightmyer of the Standard Products Company since 1951, and the designer of all door locks used by the Chrysler Corporation 1933-1936 while with the American Swiss Company, dies

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

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