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The First Electric Self Starter, Feb. 17, 1911

102 years ago yesterday, on Feb. 17, 1911, Charles Kettering’s electric self-starter was first installed on a car, a Cadillac. Once proven, it was offered for sale on the 1912 Cadillac and it quickly was adopted as an industry standard throughout … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday: Charles Kettering Liberated Women More Than Betty Friedan & Gloria Steinem

Charles Kettering with the first electric self starter Charles Franklin Kettering was born on August 29, 1876, in Loudonville, Ohio. Kettering was one of a number of men whose inventions “liberated” women long before the modern women’s movement and feminism. … Continue reading

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