CHARLES DURYEA SIGNATURE, "Chas. E. Duryea", clipped from check, 4 x 1, of the inventor of the gasoline automobile. In fine condition.
Charles E. Duryea (1861-1938) Inventor of gasoline automobile. Duryea and his brother Frank built the first gasoline-powered automobile model in 1893, and in 1896 established a company, the Duryea Motor Wagon Company, to build the Duryea model automobile, the first auto ever commercially manufactured. The following year he sold the first commercially produced American car.