Haynes-Apperson and America’s First Practical Automobile
About the Book
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.
About the Author(s)
Foreword by David Griffey
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 194 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2006 
Table of Contents
1 America’s First Practical Automobile 5
2 The Haynes-Apperson Company 14
3 The Apperson Brothers Automobile Company 39
4 The Haynes Automobile Company 79
5 Aftershocks 131
6 Honoring Haynes and Apperson 140
7 Elwood Haynes 152
8 Elmer Apperson 172
9 Edgar Apperson 175
1 Haynes-Apperson Models 185
2 Apperson Models 186
3 Haynes Models 193
4 Roster of Employees 196
5 Biographical Sketches 201
6 Haynes-Apperson Specificiations 203
7 Apperson Specifications 207
8 Haynes Specifications 211
Book Reviews & Awards
“the book has further charms, most especially in the photographs…wonderful surprise…this is a complete package–and is recommended”—SAH Journal; “well-written…definitely recommended reading”—Antique Automobile; “rewarding…wealth of period photos and ads”—The Flying Lady; “a solid read”—Hemmings Classic Car; “recommended”—E-Streams; “written in a very enjoyable style…Madden spins a good tale…an absolute must for those who love brass-era cars”—Old Cars Weekly.