Elwood Haynes

Haynes' Francis Murphy Temperance pledge card
Boynton Hall at Worcester Technical Institute
Elwood Haynes driving in his first automobile, the 1894 Pioneer, photo taken c. 1910
A 1903 Haynes-Apperson car advertisement
A 1919 Haynes Automobile Company advertisement
Elwood Haynes, c. 1919
Haynes' Kokomo home

American inventor, metallurgist, automotive pioneer, entrepreneur and industrialist.

- Elwood Haynes

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Sintz Gas Engine Company

Formed in about 1885 by Clark Sintz and others in Springfield, Ohio.

Formed in about 1885 by Clark Sintz and others in Springfield, Ohio.

In 1894 Elwood Haynes used a Sintz engine in his first car, as did Milton Reeves in 1896.

Indiana Gas Field

Indiana gas boom

Period of active drilling and production of natural gas in the Trenton Gas Field, in the US state of Indiana and the adjacent northwest part of Ohio.

Period of active drilling and production of natural gas in the Trenton Gas Field, in the US state of Indiana and the adjacent northwest part of Ohio.

Indiana Gas Field
Natural gas miners and their drill, near Kokomo, Indiana, c. 1885
Location of the Trenton Gas Field
A flambeau display in Indiana, with multiple large flames

The company hired Elwood Haynes as their superintendent and he oversaw the laying of the first long distance natural gas pipeline in the US, connecting Chicago with the Trenton Field over 150 mi away.

"America's First Automobile Race" map

Chicago Times-Herald race

The first automobile race held in the United States.

The first automobile race held in the United States.

"America's First Automobile Race" map
Frank Duryea's Motorized Wagon winning motocycle
Mueller-Benz car – second-place finisher
American Motor League membership card
Partial cover from the second issue of The Motocycle
Notice published to promote the purchase of only Selden licensed automobiles

Elwood Haynes' car, which was a favorite to win the race, was damaged en route and unable to compete.