Windsor Thomas White (1866 - 1958) MP

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Death: Died in Florida, United States
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About Windsor Thomas White

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollin_H._White

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Motor_Company

Windsor T. White (1866 – 1958) was an American automobile developer. He produced the White steamer cars in 1900, and later expanded to trucks. These vehicles were used militarily during World War I. White, along with two of his brothers Rollin and Walter, were inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Windsor T. White (1866 - 1958)

Beginning in 1900, developed White Steamer cars and trucks that were known for their quality and performance

Provided vehicles for military service during World War I; became a leading manufacturer of trucks and buses after the war.

Innovation seemed to run in the White family.

Windsor's father,Thomas White, founded the White Sewing Machine Company. His sons, Windsor, Rollin and Walter turned their interest in the horseless carriage into a successful car and truck manufacturing business. Each of the White brothers contributed a vital element to their partnership. Rollin developed a flash boiler for a steam engine and began building vehicles. Windsor's forte was administration of the company that the brothers formed in 1900. Walter introduced White vehicles to the military and coordinated motor transportation in France for teh War Department during World War I.

Between 1901 and 1910, the White Brothers established themselves as the nation's second-largest producer of steam-powered vehicles. Their customers included Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, and celebrities such as Buffalo Bill Cody. The company began producing gasoline-powered vehicles in 1911. By 1919, the White brothers shifted their focus entirely to the production of trucks and commerical vehicles, numbering over 12,000 units annually.



      
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Windsor T. White's Timeline

1866
August 28, 1866
1892
1892
Age 25
1958
April 9, 1958
Age 91
Florida, United States
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