Autos By Paolo Proserpio Chronological story of their development

Autos By Paolo Proserpio Chronological story of their development

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Autos By Paolo Proserpio Chronological story of their development
Autos By Paolo Proserpio with dust jacket Copyright 1973 Pages are not numbered Dust Jacket has damage
The first car was born in the fertile imagination of Leonardo Da Vinci, the great Italian painter of the fifteenth century. He conceived of a cart with two semi-axles which were turned by a horizontal center wheel. He could not find a source of energy to power his invention, however.
The development of the internal combustion engine by Bernardi made Leonardo's vision a reality before the turn of the nineteenth century.
The automobile as an efficient means of transportation was born in the workshops of men who further refined the gas engines, the Germans Otto, Daimler and Benz.
But it remained for an American genius named Henry Ford to persuade the world that an automobile was not only something everybody needed but something everybody could afford. He began by mass producing only one car which was cheaper, better and more economically run than all the others, the classic Model T, called the "Tin Lizzie".

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