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The making of automobiles started in the year 1770 In 1770 a man named Nicholas Joseph Cungnot from France built a large steam-driven vehicle The vehicle didnt last long because the vehicle could only be driven for 12 to 15 minutes before running out of steam and the vehicle was too heavy and had poor balance and made it difficult to steer Nothing more had been done until in the 1784 In 1784 James Watt made a patent on a steam carriage but nothing became of it Then in 1785 John Fitch invented a steam-propelled boat in New Jersey And then in 1786 he organized a company to build the steam engines and then even built a model of a road vehicle with an engine but committed suicide before anything came of it In 1787 Oliver Evans put a patent on a steam engine in Maryland for the use in land transportations In 1791 Nathan Read got a federal patent for a high pressure boiler and improved cylinder And began to make plans to apply this to a land carriage In 1792 Oliver petitioned the American government for a patent on a reciprocating engine plus a rotating engine and boiler-enclosed furnace but it was unsuccessful In 1797 Richard Trevithick began to work on a high-pressured steam engine in England And James Watt opposes his work he felt that it is publicly hazardous And then in 1801 Cirnishman Richard Trevithick built a steam carriage This carriage held several people and went 5 to 6 mile per hour uphill and 8 to 9 miles per hour on flat land But cought fire and was destroyed In 1803 Richard built an improved steam carriage which was shipped to London It was drove around London and reached to speed of 8 to 9 miles per hour But then funding for it ran out and the engine was sold And then in 1804 Oliver Evans was granted and American
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