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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Duryea, Charles Edgar 1861-1938. American inventor and automobile manufacturer. With his brother James Frank Duryea (1869-1967) he built one of the first American automobiles (1893).

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  • Quote: “Ted Sullivan, St. Paul owner was favorably ‘impressed’ with Jim’s terrific speed … It was Ted who dubbed Duryea the ‘Cyclone,’ and he still relates how Jim pitched a ball through a six-inch plank.”

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • In 1901 J. Frank Duryea, after breaking up with his brother Charles E., built the Hampden automobile which proved to be a pilot model for the first Stevens-Duryea automobile, built as part of the J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts.

    1913 Stevens-Duryea shown at Biltmore Estate | Edwardian Promenade

  • ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A rare 1913 Stevens-Duryea Model “C-Six” seven-passenger touring car will be placed on display for the first time beginning May 20 at Antler Hill Village on the Biltmore Estate.

    2010 May | Edwardian Promenade

  • Associated Press FEMA representatives tour flood-ravaged Duryea, Pa., last week.

    Government Shutdown Possible Over Disaster Aid

  • One of the first commercially successful models was an 1896 Duryea.

    A Nation of Drivers

  • Vice President Joe Biden looked at a book of baseball cards he found in a pile of debris while chatting with Eileen Bucholz, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was in Duryea, Pa., Friday to help relatives clean up from the past week's floods.

    Photos of the Day: Sept. 16

  • Mayor Keith Moss says Duryea, Pa., pop. 4,636 looked "like a garbage dump" Sunday as he and municipal engineers checked foundations for damage.

    Cleanup begins after Northeast floods

  • While Robinson plays it straight throughout, Bennett and Duryea camp it up marvelously.

    Movie: Scarlet Street (1945)

  • She also has to suppress laughter when Robinson reveals that he is married, and shock when Duryea passes her off as the mysterious painter.

    Movie: Scarlet Street (1945)

  • The gasoline car Frank Duryea completed in the fall of 1893 is widely considered the first modern one in American history.

    The King's Best Highway

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