History of garages

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History of garages By Zainab Amir It is challenging today to visualize a world without garages or a language deprived of the term garage. However, the word probably did not come into existence before the 19th century and undoubtedly not before the 18th; perhaps the item itself did not exist before the end of the 19th century. Our word is a direct deriving of the French verb ‘ garer ’, which originally meant "to put a vehicle into a place for safekeeping," i.e., a garage, a sense first recorded in French in 1901. English almost instantaneously borrowed this French word, the first occasion being found in 1902. The origin of the garage arose when Henry Ford invented the ‘Quadra-cycle’ in 1896 in his coal shed. Doors in the shed weren't big enough to permit Ford to remove his new development and have a test drive. So he struck an opening in the brick wall large enough to escape the boundaries of the dusty shed and rode down the lane. Little had he known that he was unintentionally discovering the garage. As the car toiled its way into society, so did the necessity for somewhere to
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