The history Cadillac goes back to the beginning of the 18th eyelid. Though carriages, riding and walks were popular vehicles in those days when there were no cars in production yet, it is very interesting to learn brand sources. The origin of Cadillac began in 1701 when the group of the French researchers led by Le Sieur Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac went to northern part of the USA and opened Ville d'Etroit. Settling which finally became known as Detroit, the prospering industrial city with abundance automobile and foundries.
Nevertheless, sir Cadillac had no relation to future automobile market Cadillac. Its actual beginning can be carried to the middle of the 19th eyelid when the boy by the name of Henry Martyn Leland was born. Leland grew on a farm near Barton, the State of Vermont where it got a good working education which taught him to do work properly, irrespective of its importance.
Experience which it got on a farm, in combination with his tendency to improvement of methods of work, led to its growth as the engineer. However, Cadillac didn't arise as an automobile brand. By 1890 Leland founded the own company in partnership with Robert C. Faulconer and Norton, having convinced the last of need of opening of motor shows for the city. Creation and polishing of special tools was activity of the company.
Shortly after the company obtained the main credit for quality of production which it made and after Leland was approved as the talented engineer, transition from steam cars to the petrol was made. Continuing work of great Daimler and Benz in Europe, the person by the name of Ransom Eli Olds from Michigan joined group of investors in firm under the name Olds Gasoline Engine Works. Creation of the petrol engine for its installation on the car was their main objective.
The project was successful, but the received product was spoiled: gear wheels in transfer were too loud. Olds asked for the help Leland and Faulconer. These two entered the direct competition to brothers of Dodge who also delivered engines for Olds. Though the engine of 10,25 h.p. of Leland developed finally was better, than at Dodge, Olds refused it because of the high sales of cars of the company registered at that time. In principle, there was no need for the new engine.
Nevertheless, the Leland engine started being used soon. Soon after refusal of Olds in use of the new engine, Leland it was noticed by two men who wanted to liquidate the company which is earlier making cars. It was called as Detroit Automobile Company and was originally reorganized by Henry Ford who left shortly after the company of the beginning falls again. Leland persuaded investors to remain in business, having convinced them of usefulness and importance of automotive industry in the near future.
In 1909 Cadillac offers the first limousine in the world, and in 1915 – let out the first full armored car, created the first serial V8 engine which the first used the thermostat of water cooling. In 1912 Cadillac let out for the first time an electric starter.1 - 50 | 51 - 100 | 101 - 150 | 151 - 200 | 201 - 250 | 251 - 300 | 301 - 350 | 351 - 373
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