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The joystick of the XIX century — the machine Rockefeller was without a rudder!

In November 1899, the Packard brothers, James and Williams rolled out of the gate of his Studio self-propelled crew Model, giving rise to the family of one of the most prestigious car brands in the world.


Self-propelled crew model a Packards had a single-cylinder engine volume of 2.3 liters and a power of 9 HP, which was under the seat, and the helm was not: it replaced the lever.

According to contemporaries, the car was the best thing at that time was produced in the United States. The brothers made five car models and two purchased by William Rockefeller.

Photo: “Behind the wheel.Of the Russian Federation”

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