It happened on September 21st: First American car maker is founded

Duryea Motor Company was officially established on September 21st, 1894, and thereby became the first American company to produce gasoline-powered automobiles.

Brothers Charles and Frank Duryea invented and built the very first automobile in the U.S. two years earlier.

The original Duryea cars featured a horizontal engine with low-tension ignition, as well as a three-speed transmission with belt final drive. Three- and four-wheelers were created.

Duryea Motor Company ran out of business in 1917.

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