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Charles F. Kettering: Science of Automotive Engineering, 1936

Introduction: Charles F. Kettering

Charles F. Kettering's interest in the science of automobile engines grew after a colleague asked for help with a car he was building from a kit. With an inclination toward invention and business, Kettering was an influential leader, a lifelong teacher, and an enthusiastic spokesman and promoter of the power of technological progress.

How did Charles Kettering get his start, and what contributions did he make to automotive engineering?

These pages hold the answers to these questions and tell the fascinating story of a pioneer in the automotive industry.