December 27, 2006

Today in Automotive History

1943 : Auto engineer and inventor dies

The Crosley mail carCurtis Veeder, the engineer who invented the modern automotive tachometer and odometer, died on this day. A tachometer is a device which indicates speed of rotation, and an odometer is an instrument for measuring distance traveled.

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