Twombly (cyclecar)

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1914 Twombly Model A

The Twombly was a cyclecar manufactured in the US by Driggs-Seabury between 1913 and 1915. The cars had water-cooled, four-cylinder engines, two seats in tandem, and an underslung body. Few of them are still in existence.

The designer was Willard Irving Twombly (1873-1953), inventor and aviator. His largest investor, Reverend David Stuart Dodge petitioned for bankruptcy in 1915 claiming he was owed $428,238 by the Twombly group of companies for loans and interest.[1] Shortly after this, Twombly became involved in an expensive divorce case and was eventually jailed following accusations of bigamy and misconduct.[2]

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  1. ^ "Twombley Cos. Bankrupt" (PDF). The New York Times (see article 4). February 7, 1915. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Prominent Inventor Again Put in Jail on Charges of Wife". Ludington Daily News. July 19, 1933. Retrieved 4 August 2015.

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