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Comment by Gary on August 17, 2015 at 7:01pm

He must have made a bundle on that patent.

Comment by Gary on August 17, 2015 at 6:58pm
And the rest is history. Interesting post Lynne.
Comment by Lynne G. on August 17, 2015 at 1:16pm

One hundred years ago this day, Charles F. Kettering was issued a patent on a gadget that made daily life for Americans less cranky, literally. The DELCO co-founder’s “engine-starting device” was the first electric ignition device for automobiles. As History.com describes, “In the early years of the automobile, drivers used iron hand cranks to start the internal combustion process that powered the engines on their cars. In addition to requiring great hand and arm strength, this system was not without certain risks: If the driver forgot to turn his ignition off before turning the crank, the car could backfire or roll forward...By making cars easier and safer to operate, especially for women, the self-starting engine caused a huge jump in sales, and helped foster a fast-growing automobile culture in America.”

Comment by Lynne G. on August 17, 2015 at 1:16pm

Quite the ride, eh Gar?  New one on me!

Comment by Gary on August 16, 2015 at 4:51pm

Comment by Bob Stuart on August 13, 2015 at 12:35pm

Gary:

Thanks for clarifying that.

Bob Stuart 

Comment by Gary on August 13, 2015 at 11:47am

Lol. Not the one with boobs anyway.

Comment by Bob Stuart on August 13, 2015 at 10:50am

Gary:

Thanks for your picture with the 4 other surfers but which picture are you?

Bob Stuart

Comment by Gary on August 13, 2015 at 8:41am

Some of this is pretty cool. Literally.

Comment by Gary on August 12, 2015 at 8:38pm

A good night tonight to see the Perseid meteor shower.

 

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