The Invention Of Automobiles In The 19th Century

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All this previous innovations especially the bicycles and carriages led to the invention of automobiles. They were made because a numerous middle class individuals needed to be mobile. Automobile development came later in the 19th century. There were three sources of motive power, steam, electric, an internal combustion which was the least dependable. Steam power proved to be successful. Stanley Steamer broke the record when he drove 127mph in 1906. Electric cars were more effective in the cities. They were quiet and reliable. Electric cars were mostly used for urban taxicab. There was also electric fire trucks which drove a moderate speed to get to the destination in 1922. The internal combustion engine dominated because it went longer in distance. The wealthy and adventurous men were the first ones to acquire their own personal automobiles to go out and explore. Speed was the key attraction in buying an automobile. An upside for automobiles is that it promised a different experience compared to the railroad where it was restricted to its rails. It also offers speed and thrill. Automobiles allowed ordinary people from different social classes and both gender who could afford to buy a automobile to get behind the wheel. Many people saw automobiles as a toy of entertainment both in the United States and in Europe. …show more content…
They had different methods in fighting back against the people that had wealthy and influence. Against those motorist who speed killing their animals. They threw stones to their automobiles. Even young children used to throw rocks. There was a case in Berlin in 1913, where some unknown suspects tied a wire across the road and a couple was driving fast. They did not see the wire and they were beheaded. (). In 1909, a German laws was executed where drivers were allowed to flee from the scene as long as they reported it the next

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