Charles Kettering - Hagerty’s Essentials


We could fill an entire article just by listing Charles Kettering’s inventions and innovations: the electric cash register, breaker-point ignition, electric starter, fast-drying lacquer paint, the modern V-8 crankshaft, ethyl gas, the cruise missile, home air conditioning, two-stroke diesel engines… And all that by 1930, when he had another 25 years of invention to go. Ideas flew off him like sparks from a forge, in every direction and the odds are that something you touched today is thanks to him.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/02/03/charles-kettering