The Life Record of Elwood Haynes

(As published in Haynes-Successful Selling - October 14, 1922)

A study of the record of achievements of Elwood Haynes, president of The Haynes Automobile Company, and inventive genius, cannot help but impress the reader with the brilinacy of the man. Inventor of gasoline transportation, master of steels-his unusual abilities are continually directed for the benefit of mankind. They show today in the mechanical perfection of Haynes cars. Listed below is a brief biography of Mr. Haynes' life.

1872
Invented apparatus for making oxygen. Succeeded in melting brass, cast-iron and high carbon steel, using furnance and blower of his own construction.
1881
Graduated from Worcester: Thesis, "The Effect of Tungsten on Iron and Steel." Discovered tungsten chrome steel.
1887
Conceived idea of a ?orseless carriage?/dd>
1888
Invented small vapor thermonstat.
1891
Prepared drawings for the construction of a "horseless carriage".
1892
Completed the plans for the machine. Moved to Kokomo, Indiana.
1893-1894
Built the "horseless carriage" and drove it on the first trip July 4, 1894.
1894
Introduced use of aluminum into automobile engine construction. Won $150 from Chicago Times-Herald for best balanced engine in "horseless carriage".
1896
Nickel steel introduced into automobile construction.
1897
Alloy of chromium and nickel containing carbon and silicon discovered.
1898
Alloy of pure chromium and pure nickel formed.
1899
Made fist 1000-mile trip in mortor car in America. Kokomo to New York City.
1903
Rotary valve gass engine invented and built.
1906
Basic invention of Stellite for use in table and pocket knives, etc., made of nickel or cobalt with chromium.
1907
Obtained basic patent on Stellite.
1912
Improved invention of Stellite to include use in high-speed metal-cutting tools. Invented Stainless steel, a rustless steel.
1922
Awarded John Scott Medal by Worcester Polytechnic Institute for distinguished service in science. The award was made for discoveries in Stainless steel, Stellite and Chromium-Iron. Historical monument dedicated in his honor for inventing, designing and building America's fist mechanically succssful automobile, Pumpkinvine Pike, Indiana, July 4.

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