Tinkering: Consumers Reinvent the Early Automobile–Now in Paperback

Tinkering: Consumers Reinvent the Early Automobile
Kathleen Franz
232 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 illus.
Cloth 2005 | ISBN 978-0-8122-3881-5 | $45.00 | £29.50
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2158-9 | $24.95 | £16.50


"A welcome addition to the growing literature on users of technology and the cultural history of the automobile."–Journal of American History

Tinkering takes a fresh look at early automotive design from the bottom up, as a process that included manufacturers, engineers, designers, advice experts, and consumers, from savvy buyers to grass-roots inventors.

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