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The History of the Automobile in America,

it’s mechanical and auto body technology and development, the people who drive them, the laws they are subject to, the evolution of the roads they drive on, and almost inevitably, the technology required to recover a collision-damaged vehicle and return it to drivable condition, are all intertwined. The history of the collision repair industry, most specifically, the many companies that support the industry, have a long and interestingly varied past.

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Friday, February 15, 2013


An early form of safety glass is invented by accident by Edouard Benedictus.  Auto companies were not interested in the invention however because it was too expensive to produce and added too much cost to the car.  Prior to the advent of safety glass, windshields broken in an accident produced jagged shards that could cause horrific bodily harm to drivers or passengers.

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