Charles E. Duryea, Reading, PA, circa 1904.
flipFlip to Charles Duryea's daughter Rhea at the tiller of a Duryea three-wheeler, in City Park, Reading, Pa, circa 1905.
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Credit: Courtesy of the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

Charles Duryea was already one of the nation’s most famous auto makers when he moved from Massachusetts to Reading, PA, in 1900 to begin the manufacture of automobiles. In 1901 Duryea and financial backer Herbert Sternbergh incorporated the Duryea Power Company “for the manufacture of iron, steel, bath, any metal or wood or both, including automobiles, motors, propellers, and part of either.”

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