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Byron J. Carter: The Ingenious Inventor Who Founded the Jackson Automobile and Cartercar Companies

Hardcover Book Just $59.00 *

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Author: Dean M. Nelson

Investigates the electric-starter folklore surrounding Carter’s untimely death at the age of 44.

First comprehensive biography of Byron J. Carter, an influential automotive inventor and entrepreneur.

In 1902, established the Jackson Automobile Company in Jackson, Michigan.

Perfected the friction-drive automobile transmission and manufactured the Cartercar.

Carter conducted numerous horseless carriage experiments and built his first gasoline and steam cars starting in the 1890s.

320 pages including extensive citations and index; over 250 illustrations, many never before published.

The text is thoroughly researched and relies on historical accounts, many photographs, and other information generously provided by Byron J. Carter's descendants; numerous prints from a large collection of glass-plate negatives photographed by a Carter employee are also featured. Many of the book's illustrations have never been published before. Additionally, the book references national automotive journals of the day and contemporary newspaper accounts, and public documents, and directories primarily from Jackson and Detroit, Michigan, which provide greater detail about and pinpoint the specific timing of events in Byron J. Carter's life and productive career.

William Sparks (manufacturer of the Sparton car horn and other automotive innovations)

Charles Brady King (Michigan’s most prominent gasoline motor and automobile inventor during the 1890s)

Byron J. Carter was associated with many important automotive pioneers including:

Oliver E. Barthel (C. B. King’s engineer, who worked with Carter in 1900 and joined Henry Ford’s race car team in 1901)

Henry Ford

Henry M. Leland (founder of Cadillac)


Hardcover Book Just $59.00 *

This new hardcover book (320 pages including extensive citations and an index; over 250 illustrations) is the first comprehensive biography of Byron J. Carter, a prominent, successful Michigan automobile pioneer, inventor, and entrepreneur, who established the Jackson Automobile Company in 1902 and the Motorcar (later "Cartercar") Company in 1904.

Publisher: Cyclorium Press

Byron J. Carter: The Ingenious Inventor Who Founded the Jackson Automobile and Cartercar Companies

Dean M. Nelson

* Plus $5.00 shipping within the U.S (international shipping costs may vary); Minnesota residents pay standard sales tax.

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