1915 : Kettering Receives Patent for Electric Self-Starter

August 17, 2018 all-day

On August 17, 1915, Charles Kettering got a patent for the electric self-starter. Early drivers had to crank to start the engine, so Henry Leland of asked Kettering for help. In 1911, he finished a starter to fit w/power needed to start a 1912 Cadillac.

Reposted from Aug 17