Henry M. Leland - Barton
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 44.978 W 072° 10.827
18T E 723190 N 4959006
Quick Description: Notable automotive designer and engineer
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2010 12:38:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM99GY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 11

Long Description:

Designer of Cadillac and Lincoln Cars

Born in Barton on February 16, 1843 to a hard working farm family, Henry Leland carried into his life the strength and quality of his family’s work ethic adding to it his gift and love for precision. By 1890, Leland was in Detroit where he had become chief engineer at Cadillac. Known as one of the world’s foremost automobile engineers, he won the Dewar Trophy twice:1909 for the concept of interchangeable parts; in 1914, with C.F. Kettering, for the automobile self-starter. At 74, he formed the Lincoln Motor Company to build aircraft engines for use in World War I. In 1919 he developed the Lincoln automobile. Henry Leland died March 26, 1932.

Henry Leland and the 1905 Cadillac

Marker Name: Henry M. Leland

Location: Barton

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