Tinkering takes a fresh look at early automotive design from the bottom up, as a process that included manufacturers, engineers, designers, advice experts, and consumers, from savvy buyers to grass-roots inventors.

Consumers Reinvent the Early Automobile

Kathleen Franz

2005 | 232 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $24.95
American History
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Automobiles in the Machine Age

1. What Consumers Wanted
2. Women's Ingenuity
3. Consumers Become Inventors
4. A Tinkerer's Story
5. The Automotive Industry Takes the Stage

Epilogue: Tinkering from Customizing to Car Talk