Business & Finance: Bosch Unbosched

Turn-of-the-century automobile owners considered a magneto-less automobile useless. Full of praise were they for the inventor of the gadget which supplied the spark, which exploded the gas, which made their cars go. The Bosch Magneto was referred to as "heart of the automobile," was considered its most important organ. That its inventor was a German did not in those days detract from his genius. Herr-Inventor Robert Bosch found a great demand for his product in the U. S. In 1906 he sent two compatriots, Herren Otto Heins...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!