Remarkable cars picture encyclopedia - 1894 Cars
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1894 Automotive History
- Elmer and Edgar Apperson and Jonathan Maxwell build a motorcar for Elwood P. Haynes in Kokomo, Indiana.
- Henry G. Morris and Pedro G. Salom apply for a patent on the Electrobat electric motorcar in early 1894.
- Early gearboxes are "progressive"; the driver must move a shifting lever forward at a time time to go between gears, not unlike a motorcycle transmission.
- Rather than adopt the noisy sliding-gear unit, some American manufacturers will turn to the planetary transmission with constant-mesh gears and clutches to change gears.