James Allison

James Allison

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qJames Allison joined with Carl G. Fisher in 1904 to found Prest-O-Lite. This biography tracks Allison's involvement in the Indianapolis 500, which he cofounded with Fisher and two others, and his construction of the Liberty engine and the V1710. Allison created a legacy that still resonates today at the Indianapolis 500, Rolls-Royce, and Allison Transmissionq--By the time he was 18 years old, he and his brother had started a bicycle repair shop in Indianapolis. ... in the United States, Fisher was quickly hooked after attending an automobile show held in 1900 in Madison Square Garden. ... With no money to bring the device to market, he had been visiting various automobile manufacturers in Michigan, Ohio and ... Avery demonstrated the apparatus to Fisher by striking a match on his shoe and putting the flame up to the end of the coupling.

Title:James Allison
Author:Sigur E. Whitaker
Publisher:McFarland - 2011-03-01


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