Automobiles - Automobiles Introduction The invention of the...

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Automobiles Introduction The invention of the automobile radically changed the culture of the entire western world and eventually the entire world. 1. History A. 1680 Isaac Newton – power in steam B. Steam Engine i. 1712 Thomas Newcomen – invented first steam engine, used to water out of British coal mines. ii. 1807 Robert Fulton – invented the steam boat ii. 1825 George Stephenson – developed the first steam powered locomotive, thus the first steam powered railroad C. The Steam Car i. 1770 Nicolas Joseph Cugnot – three steam tractor for hauling military equipment, thus the first road vehicle that could travel by its own power, thus the first automobile, traveled at the speed of 3 mph ii. Complaints – noisy frightened horses, dirtied the air, and scattered hot coals on the road which set the fields on fire iii. American automobiles manufactured in Detroit, Cleveland, etc. where carriages were being made iv. Most famous steam autos in the U.S. – Stanley Steamer, made by Francis and Freeland Stanley from 1897 to 1924. v.
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course HUMANITIES 2250 taught by Professor Genem.adams during the Spring '07 term at Valencia.

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