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automobile car

Dodge, family name of two early developers of the automobile. Both John Francis Dodge (1864–1920) and Horace Elgin Dodge (1868–1920) were born in Michigan and began working with cars in Detroit in 1901. At first they built car parts in their machine shop for the Ford and Olds motor companies, but later they began developing their own automobile. In 1914 they produced a car with an all-steel body. They founded the Dodge Company, which merged with the Chrysler Corporation in 1928.

See also: Automobile.

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