Charles Teetor of Hagerstown, Indiana was an inventor and a industrialist. His first company was the Railway Cycle Manufacturing Company which became the Light Inspection Car Company in 1904 … the company eventually become known as the Perfect Circle Corporation in 1926. See more early history of this company.
Teetor’s early business venture, the Light Inspection Car Company, was located in Hagerstown, Indiana.
The Teetor family, collectively, secured over 60 U.S. Patents! The cruise control, used by millions of drivers each day was invented by Ralph Teetor. Teetor’s gasoline engines were used in the Pilot automobile, (shown above, a model 50). Pilot’s cars were made in Richmond, Indiana.
The beginning of Teetor’s success….The Velocipede
TEETOR-HARTLEY CARS BEING USED IN 39 COUNTRIES
Railroad Telegrapher Advertisment ~ January, 1914