June 20, 1860|
|Died||June 21, 1932
|Awards||Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame|
Alexander Winton (June 20, 1860 - June 21, 1932) was an automobile designer and racer.
He was born in Grangemouth, Scotland. In 1879, He immigrated to the U.S. In 1891, he founded Winton Bicycle Co., and in 1897 he founded the Winton Motor Carriage Company. His cars were custom made; in 1898 he sold a car for $1000. In 1901, Henry Ford defeated him at a race at Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
He married Jeanie Muir McGlashan (died 1903) in 1883; they had six children:
- Helen F.,
- James M.,
- Agnes M.,
He married LaBelle McGlashan (died 1924) in 1906; they had two children:
Alexander Winton, in Cleveland, Ohio invented the worlds first semi-truck in 1898 and sold his first manufactured semi-truck in 1899 He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, and Inventor's Hall of Fame.
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- "Famous But Forgotten - Home". Wintonhistory.com. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
- "Encyclopedia of Cleveland History:WINTON, ALEXANDER". Ech.case.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
- "Alexander Winton". Automotive Hall of Fame. 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
- Thomas F. Saal, Bernard J. Golias Famous But Forgotten: The Story of Alexander Winton, Automotive Pioneer and Industrialist, Golias Pub., 1997, ISBN 9780965378512