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    Here at the AACA Library I’ve started sorting through the personal papers of F.W. Davis. After graduating from Harvard in 1910 he would work in Pierce-Arrow’s Truck Division for over a decade. During that time he developed the first successful hydraulic power steering system.

    Around 1922 Davis went out on his own as a consulting engineer. Today I found the press release he personally wrote announcing his “promotion””.

    I thought you all might enjoy seeing it.”

    #397562

    Very cool, think he took drawing lessons from Picasso!!

    #397570

    Hi Chris,

    Really great stuff.

    Happy Motoring,

    Rick

    #397573

    Hi Chris,

    Nice job.

    For those interested, a good read is: The Unreasonable American: Francis W. Davis, Inventor of Power Steering.

    Best,

    Peter

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