Transport: Dub

"I still remain the dub who thought people desired cheap transportation, only to see them adopt 'traveling houses' finished and upholstered better than their own homes and furniture."

Thus bitterly did grey, puttery Charles Edgar Duryea, acknowledged father of the U.S. automobile, sum up his career a few years back. On April 19, 1892 he first scooted his pace-setting gasoline buggy along leafy Taylor Street in Springfield, Mass, to give the four-billion-dollar automobile industry its first real push. His contraption was pretty primitive. It grew out of a love for horses ("Think of it....

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