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SELDEN PATENT MODEL 1879 and SIMPLEX 50 RACING AND TOURING CAR 1912!

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SELDEN PATENT MODEL 1879 and SIMPLEX 50 RACING AND TOURING CAR 1912

Selden patent was the very first and best contested of all auto vehicle patents. The genuine application for a patent on vehicles was by an internal combustion engine which was filed in 1879 by George B. Seldon and was filed in Rochester, New york. However, The patent was issued in 1895. The rights of patents were shifted from pope manufacturing companies to electric vehicle companies. In the year 1900, Selden enforced its patent rights by filing suit against the Winton motor carriage company. 

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However, the case got abandoned when Winton and other big nine companies formed the organization of licensed automobile manufacturers and they mutually agreed to pay royalties.

selden patent model

Henry Ford who was one of the biggest names in the automobile industry at that time, refused to participate in the agreement.and in 1903 a suitcase was filed against him. And after eight years of judgment, ford finally won. The court verdicts and overturned the lower court’s decision, that the Selden patent was only valid for two-cycle motors as per specifications and designs and it was not copied by Ford whose vehicles commonly used four-cycle engines.

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Ford’s winnings in court raised up his standard in the automobile industry and made him one of the best businessmen of America that are ever known. 

SELDEN PATENT MODEL 1879

George Selden dubious claim for his invention in automobile cast and shadow in the early auto vehicle industry however his claim only rested on a patent application for a road engine for which he filed in 1879.

•SIMPLEX 50 RACING AND TOURING CAR 1912

One of the cars that were marketed as a touring car and actually it could also be raced and in 1940 it was termed as a sports car.

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touring car

In America, there is a deep history of many widely divergent types of racing cars. There are various unique aspects of each racing type car. Some of like the car general design, participating car, car sanctioning organization, funding sources, and owner participants. Decades-long ago cars were distinguished by some of these features. One of the most fascinating things is the speed that is only the seed of the story, however, which also explains very little of what was seen in the past or what is being seen today on race tracks.

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TOURING CAR 1912

Sports cars entered the US after world war 2. One of the servicemen from England who was bringing a sports car to America. The American simplex was used to manufacture in Mishawaka Indiana. From the year 1906 to 1915, later the company shortened its name to ample.

SIMPLEX 50 RACING AND TOURING CAR 1912

Originally the company used to manufacture the simplex 50 with a two-stroke four-cylinder 50 Hp model. And later changed it to 6.8 liters and 50 hp. Three models were offered which were open roofs costing $5400. One of the best features of the ample was its motor.

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