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 Encyclopedia: Charles Duryea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles moved to Pennsylvania and for the next several years tried many unsuccessful ventures in automobile manufacture producing primarily three- and four-wheeled three-cylinder cars with the single steering tiller control.
Charles, though, had other interests in addition to bicycles and one of them was an idea for an engine-powered carriage.
The Duryea Manufacturing Company was incorporated for that purpose in 1898 with some of the funds apparently coming from his sale of shares in the Duryea Motor Wagon Company.
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 Charles Duryea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Edgar Duryea (December 15, 1861 – September 28, 1938) was a manufacturer of motor vehicles.
Charles Duryea and his brother Frank (1869 1967) were bicycle makers in Washington, D.C., and later in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In 1893, they tested their first gasoline-powered automobile model and in 1896 established a company, the Duryea Motor Wagon Company, to build the Duryea model automobile, the first auto ever commercially manufactured.
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 Kelso
Duryea that he had commenced a civil action for damages, that the action had been placed on the court calendar and that it had been adjourned several times.
Duryea's behalf, although he knew that that recovery on the claim was then barred by both Section 11 of the Workers' Compensation Law and the statute of limitations.
Duryea's grievance, formal charge were instituted against respondent, and on June 1, 1982, he was suspended form the practice of law for one year by the Appellate Division, Second Department.
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 Duryea Automobiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Duryea has described it as both his "third Peoria job," and his second built Peoria vehicle, and one of three prototypes built in the workshop behind the Duryea's family home.
This second Duryea, to be known as the Chicago car, was entered in an early November 1895 race, to be held in Chicago.
Charles mused to a reporter, wondering if the neighbors realized how strong the odors were from the piles of their horses' by product was, in the hot Summer sun.
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 Co-Brand: Driving Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Though Duryea wasn't confident enough in his machine to stage his first drive in downtown Springfield, he obviously was confident enough to have a reporter on hand to chronicle what transpired.
A third Duryea in the race was involved in the first recorded American automobile accident, and its driver was arrested and thrown into jail.
Frank and Charles began to argue about the direction of their fledgling Massachusetts operation, and in 1898 they sold their interest in the company, which quickly was absorbed by the National Motor Carriage Company.
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 Duryea
In 1893 the Duryea brothers (Charles E and J. Frank) created one of America's first gasoline-powered cars in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Up until now the Duryeas had built bicycles in Peoria, Illinois but Charles wished to build a automobile and so whilst he designed it, his younger brother J.Frank built the first prototype.
In the same year in the Cosmopolitan race a Duryea was involved in the first recorded American automobile accident.
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 Duryea / Pagoda
Pagoda is a shortened version of Duryea, starting at turn 2 and finishing at turn 9 of the longer course.
Possibly the most diverse and challenging hill in the Northeast, Duryea boasts 11 turns (most of which are negotiated in the first half of the course) coupled with some high speeds at the top.
Your thoughts turn to horsepower and freedom as you downshift into second or first gear, trying to keep your momentum around the hairpin turn 10, knowing that what awaits around the bend is a long, steep straightaway.
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 Charles E. and J. Frank Duryea --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
U.S. automobile manufacturers and brothers Charles E. Duryea and J. Frank Duryea were born in Canton, Ill., and Washburn, Ill., respectively.
Pedersen, Charles J. American chemist who, along with Jean-Marie Lehn and Donald J. Cram, was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his synthesis of the crown ethers—a group of organic compounds that would selectively react with other atoms and molecules much as do the molecules in living organisms.
Merrill, Charles E. American investment banker who guided his company through a series of mergers that resulted in the creation of the brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Inc., the largest in the United States.
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 The Duryea Automobile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In September, 1893, J. Frank Duryea made the first outdoor test run of one of America's earliest gasoline cars on the streets of Chicopee, Massachusetts.
Charles was in the race too - riding further back in the pack in an import...a Benz.The Race, more of a endurance test, was a 54 mile trek along Lake Michigan.
It was Charles, in 1895, who organized The Duryea Motor Wagon Company - America's first company for the manufacture of gasoline cars.
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 Information about U.S. Proofcard®: 32¢ 1893 Duryea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Influenced by an exhibit at the 1886 Ohio state fair, Charles Duryea, an American bicycle manufacturer, began to see the possibilities of creating a gasoline engine that would be compact enough to power a carriage or wagon.
Duryea developed a carriage powered by a two-cycle, single-cylinder engine with the help of his brother Frank, a skilled machinist.
That same year, Charles Duryea established the Duryea Motor Wagon Company and by 1896 the Duryeas had produced a total of 13 automobiles.
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 The Showroom of Automotive History: 1896 Duryea
It was this vehicle, with Frank as the driver, that won the first motor car race in America, the Chicago Times-Herald race, on Thanksgiving Day in 1895.
The automobile driven by J. Frank Duryea was the first to cross the finish line.
Mechanically, the Duryea was on a par with the best cars of the time.
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 COHASCO DPC - SPECIAL ITEMS
Duryea reported the progress of the new work as coming on as well as could be expected, ten engines being worked on in the shop and in fact, nearly completed.
Duryea reported the successful negotiation of a loan from and a contract with Roger C. Aldrich of Richmond Hill, N.Y...," and replacing Duryea with Aldrich as Secretary.
Any relationship in fact between Duryea and the Morgans and Rockefellers remains to be researched--and in fact may have been unknown to Charles Duryea himself in those years.
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 Charles E. Duryea, 1861-1937   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles contracts in the Springfield, MA area to have his Sylph bicycle built.
Charles did though, muse to a reporter, wondering if the neighbors realized how strong the odors were from piles of their horses' by product was, in the hot Summer sun?
Duryea Hall, at Bradley University was initially owned by Lydia Bradley, benefactor and founder of Bradley Polytechnic, later to be known as Bradley University.
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 Duryea Automobile
Frank was very instrumental in the development of the earlier (pre 1898) Duryeas and Otto stayed with Charles after Charles and Frank split in 1897.
Charles decided in 1897 to go with the triple cylinder and it appears at this time that he built and successfully tested his first 3 Cylinder Duryea at Peoria, Illinois in 1898.
Knowing Charles' ways as I do, he probably had the design for this new block ready in early 1901, may be even by late 1900.
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 Duryea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first American automobile company
Herman B. Duryea, American and French horse breeder
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Duryea   (89 words)

  
 1896 Duryea Sales Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On the cover, Charles E. Duryea is shown seated in his 1895 automobile.
This vehicle was used to establish the Duryea Motor Wagon Company in September 1895.
The Duryea Motor Wagon shown on preceeding page is believed to be the finest article of its class yet made.
www.hfmgv.org /exhibits/showroom/1896d/lit.html   (160 words)

  
 Motor: Racing & Motor: The early years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was written by Charles E. Duryea, the man generally considered to have built America's first practical motorized carriage in 1893 and who thereby arguably launched America's automobile industry.
Unfortunately, Duryea's first car proved to be underpowered, so he began work on a new vehicle with a two-cylinder, four-cycle engine.
Duryea won with an average speed of 7.5 mph, not so bad considering the course was covered with as much as 12 to 18 inches of snow and ice, according to Duryea.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3828/is_200303/ai_n9217519   (1474 words)

  
 Charles Duryea - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Charles Duryea - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Charles Duryea contains research on
Charles Duryea, External links, 1861 births, 1938 deaths, Automotive pioneers and People from Illinois.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Charles_Duryea   (184 words)

  
 Charles E. Duryea and J. Frank Duryea --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
in full Charles Edgar Duryea and James Frank Duryea inventors of one of the first automobiles—the first that was actually built and operated in the United States.
Charles Duryea entered the rapidly growing bicycle business and displayed a marked inventive talent.
Bessey, Charles E. botanist who introduced to the United States the systematic study of plant morphology and the experimental laboratory for botanical instruction on the college level.
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Charles E. Duryea was scheduled to speak, but had to withdraw due to illness.
Duryea and his brother, J. Frank Duryea, had created America's first commercially successful automobile.
Unfortunately, Charles Duryea passed away September 28, 1938.
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 Gene Stratton-Porter
Gene and Charles marry and move to Decatur, Adams County.
Charles E. Duryea receives first U.S. patent for gasoline-driven automobile.
Charles A. Lindbergh begins first solo trans-Atlantic flight from Long Island, New York to Paris, France.
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 Historic Peoria - Duryea, Charles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Duryea moved to Peoria in 1892, as a partner in a bicycle company.
It was during his time in Peoria that Duryea flourished as an inventor and as a pioneer in the automotive industry.
In 1896 Charles Duryea paid two dollars for a building permit to build a barn where he could work on his inventions.
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 Boyertown Museum Home Page 27mai-01.htm
Duryea Day, which was begun in 1966, is so named in remembrance of
It seems that quarter of ten was Chevy Time for entrance to the Park — we see here two from 1955 — a red & white convertible, and a blue & white wagon, with a maroon coupe from the '30's sandwiched in between.
At Duryea Day 2004, as is his habit whenever he "shows" it, he lifts the bonnet — that is, opens the hood — which gaurantees that passersby, won't — without stopping.
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 Boyertown Museum Did You Know (1) 10mai-15.htm
Auto pioneer Charles Duryea (say: dur-yay) began building innovative three cylinder cars like this in 1900 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Auto pioneer Charles E. Duryea, who with his brother built the world's first commercially produced automobiles, manufactured cars in Reading beginning in 1900.
Duryea's unique drive provided two forward speeds and reverse in this simple, light weight system.
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 This Day in History
Charles Duryea claimed that he first drove the first gas-powered U.S.-built automobile in a rented loft space in Springfield, Massachusetts on this day.
Duryea's brother, Frank, who witnessed Charles' first drive, later set the date at September 20, 1893.
Charles' selective memory may have been the result of the competition to claim the title of America's first car builder.
www.historychannel.com /tdih/tdih.jsp?category=automotive&month=10272956&day=10272984   (322 words)

  
 Trivia - Car History - The First Modern Cars
America's first automobile was built by Charles and Frank Duryea, two bicycle makers.
Charles spotted a gasoline engine at the 1886 Ohio State Fair and became convinced that an engine-driven carriage could be built.
After two years of tinkering, Charles and Frank Duryea showed off their home invention on the streets of Springfield, the first successful run of an automobile in the U.S. They were the first in the country to manufacture cars for sale, and had built 13 cars by 1896.
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 Ancestors of Charles Arthur Duryea Sr.
Idella Wyerman received word of the death of her brother, Charles A. Duryea, 84, September 18 at his home in Seattle, Washington.
Charles Arthur, son of Thomas and Harriett Fox Duryea, was born February 15, 1861, near Burlington.
Duryea was a millwright by trade and was employed for a number of years at South Bend, Washington.
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 November History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles King, who constructed one of the first four-cylinder automobiles in the following year, was named treasurer.
However, less than halfway through the race, a team of horses pulling a wagon, frightened by the racket from Frank's noisy car, bolted into the middle of the road and the Duryea automobile was forced off the road and into a ditch.
Charles and Frank Duryea of Peoria, Illinois, had completed America's first working gasoline-powered automobile in 1893, and to the Great Chicago Race, as it would come to be known, the brothers brought a vastly improved two-cylinder model.
clubs.hemmings.com /clubsites/cowtownmopars/HistoryNOV.html   (10977 words)

  
 AutoWeek - The Auto Enthusiast's Online Resource: Antique Vintage's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This 1896 Duryea on display at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Mich., was one of 13 built by Charles and Frank Duryea in Springfield, Mass.
Charles A. Yont and W.B. Felker completed the first automobile trip to the summit of Pikes Peak, Colorado, on this day, driving an 1899 locomobile steamer.
That victory resulted in a flood of requests by people asking them to build cars for them, especially after one of their steamers was timed at what was for that day an unbelievably fast 27.4 miles per hour the same year.
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