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Davis' Pierce Arrow roadster
"...Several attempts to introduce power steering to the automotive world were made. G.W. Fitts received a patent for a power steering gear all the way back in 1876, while a vacuum-based system was patented in 1904; in 1902, Frederick W. Lanchester patented a hydraulic power system in the UK. Yet, none of them made it into production. It was in the 1920s when experiments with what was to become the precursor of power steering began. Francis W. Davis, an engineer with the Pierce A..." Continue Reading →
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