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Edgar Apperson   1870-1959

By the Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.


On July 4, 1894, Edgar Apperson drove his first car, manufactured on assignment for Elwood Haynes, with whom he and his brother Elmer later formed Haynes-Apperson Auto Company. After dissolution of Haynes-Apperson, Edgar and his brother formed Apperson Brothers Motor Car Company to manufacture the Apperson Jack Rabbit. Following his brother’s death, Edgar sold to a syndicate in 1924 and in 1946 he became the initial member of the industry’s “Hall of Fame”.


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W.C. Madden
Haynes-Apperson and America’s First Practical Automobile: A History
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Paperback, 2006-02-10
While Elwood Haynes and the Apperson brothers are not as well known as Henry Ford, Ransom Olds and other famous automobile manufacturers, their contributions to the automotive industry are just as significant. They were responsible for one of the first functioning automobiles, if not the first, in the United States. After building their automobile in 1894, the three men formed the Haynes-Apperson Automobile Company in Kokomo, Indiana, one of the first car manufacturing companies in the country. Three years after incorporation, a dispute over money caused the partnership to split up and Edgar and Elmer Apperson formed their own company. Both companies lasted until the mid-1920s. This book is a history of these automotive pioneers and their companies: the Haynes-Apperson Automobile Company, the Haynes Automobile Company, and the Apperson Brothers Automobile Company. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the factories, automobiles, personalities and advertisements.
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