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Winton
Date Issued: 1995-11-03
Postage Value: 32 cents

Commemorative issue
Antique automobiles
Winton

Alexander Winton, a Scottish immigrant, settled in Cleveland, OH, where he established the Winton Bicycle Company. In 1896, he built his first single -cylinder experimental car. The following year, he established the Winton Motor Carriage Company and built his second car, with a ten-horsepower engine, which he drove at 33.64 mph around Cleveland's Glenville Track. By the end of 1898, he had sold twenty-two cars, one of which was purchased by James Ward Packard. Winton became the first to set up the orderly production schedule, which aided in transforming the manufacturing of automobiles to a formal industry.

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