From Small Town to Downtown: A History of the Jewett Car Company, 1893-1919

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April 2004



The Jewett Car Company was born in Akron, Ohio, in the heyday of theelectric railway boom in the 1890s. The company gained an excellent reputation forits elegant, well-built wooden cars for street railway companies, interurban lines, and rapid transit service. Cities large and small used Jewett cars. Many interurbanlines employed the graceful, arch-windowed, wood interurban that Jewett was famousfor. Competition from automobiles and from larger car builders such as J. G. Brilland the St. Louis Car Company signaled the beginning of the end for Jewett. Thecompany was offered the opportunity to produce munitions for World War I, butrefused when a German nationalist banker who was a major source of financing forJewett refused to allow the company to do anything that would harm Germany. As aresult, the Jewett Car Company died, but the reputation of their product survives tothis day.


Acknowledgements; Introduction 1. The Jewett Connection; 2. The Move to Newark; 3. The Boom Begins; 4. The Boom Continues; 5. Wright Leadership; 6. Car Building; 7. Suicides, Fires, and Attempted Murder; 8. The Beginning of the End; 9. The Survivors;10. Photo Album Epilogue; Appendix Index; References; Index


Lawrence A. Brough is a retired metallurgical engineer. He belongs to the Society of Automotive Historians and has written several articles for auto history publications as well as the book Autos on the Water. He lives in Newark, Ohio.James H. Graebner has his own public transit consulting practice. He has been active in the American Public Transportation Association and served two terms as its president. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
EAN: 9780253343697
ISBN: 0253343690
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2004
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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