Automotive History: Nov. 5-Nov. 11


Selden Patent Granted: Despite not having a running or driving machine, George Selden manages to patent the concept of the self-propelled automobile. In theory all other manufactures would have to pay royalties to Selden or his assignees — he sold the patent rights in 1899 — should they manufacture a motor vehicle.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/11/05/nov-5-nov-11-1